pupillage

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pupillage

(ˈpjuːpɪlɪdʒ) or

pupilage

n
1. (Education) the condition of being a pupil or duration for which one is a pupil
2. (Law) the condition of being a pupil or duration for which one is a pupil
3. (Law) (in England) the period spent by a newly called barrister in the chambers of a member of the bar
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Here was Miss Edwards, who only paid a small premium which had been spent long ago, every day outshining and excelling the baronet's daughter, who learned all the extras (or was taught them all) and whose half-yearly bill came to double that of any other young lady's in the school, making no account of the honour and reputation of her pupilage.
When I approached the Doctor's cottage - a pretty old place, on which he seemed to have expended some money, if I might judge from the embellishments and repairs that had the look of being just completed - I saw him walking in the garden at the side, gaiters and all, as if he had never left off walking since the days of my pupilage.
The pupil had been, in her state of pupilage, so imbued with the class-custom of stretching out an arm, as if to hail a cab or omnibus, whenever she found she had an observation on hand to offer to Miss Peecher, that she often did it in their domestic relations; and she did it now.
It's probably just as well, with around 20,000 graduating from law school each year, and just 4,500 trainee contracts and 500 pupilages.
Monika Bar, 32, and Shannon Eastwood, 24, were offered tenancy after successfully completing pupilages with the set.
Black and minority ethnic law students are still finding it more difficult than their white counterparts, with the same qualifications, to obtain pupilages and articles.