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also no·vi·ci·ate  (nō-vĭsh′ē-ĭt, -āt′)
1. The period of being a novice.
2. A place where novices live.
3. See novice.

[Medieval Latin novīciātus, from novīcius, novice; see novice.]
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Noun1.noviciate - the period during which you are a novice (especially in a religious order)
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
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also noviciate
1. An entrant who has not yet taken the final vows of a religious order:
2. One who is just starting to learn or do something:
Slang: rookie.
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novitiate [nəʊˈvɪʃɪɪt] N
1. (Rel) (= period, place) → noviciado m
2. (fig) → período m de aprendizaje
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, novitiate
n (Eccl)
(= state)Noviziat nt
(= place)Novizenhaus nt
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At this moment a squire, clothed in a threadbare vestment, (for the aspirants after this holy Order wore during their noviciate the cast-off garments of the knights,) entered the garden, and, bowing profoundly before the Grand Master, stood silent, awaiting his permission ere he presumed to tell his errand.
A malevolent spirit haunts a scary hill top abbey in Romania and a priest and a noviciate nun are sent to sort it out.
It was a powerless and mean destiny, as Austen's interpretation of Jane Fairfax's thoughts about her fate recognizes: "With the fortitude of a devoted noviciate, she had resolved at one-and-twenty to complete the sacrifice, and retire from all the pleasures of life, of rational intercourse, equal society, peace and hope, to penance and mortification for ever."
Reyes, who just ended his six-month noviciate under the Franciscan Order in Liliw, Laguna, led the public launch of a movement he called "131313 PolitikKALINISAN." The movement was first launched on Feb.
The connections become all the more intriguing when we learn that Francisca took her vows as a Dominican nun in 1671 (having begun her noviciate in 1669), receiving the name of Sister Francisca Maria de Santa Rosa after a Dominican nun from Lima, Peru, who was beatified in 1667 and canonised in 1671.
(66) Irish nuns reinvigorated an inert religious community; even the voyage to Australia served as a portion of the noviciate of several Sisters of Charity and their first postulant was a passenger on the boat that brought the first sisters from Ireland to Australia.
Lamb's dissatisfaction with the Lakers' tendency to construct the reader as a noviciate of imagination, James maintains, hes behind the dialogical style he would later develop in the "familiar" essay.