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Definition of novitiate:

  1. Hence: Time of probation in a religious house before taking the vows.
  2. One who is going through a novitiate, or period of probation; a novice.
  3. The place where novices live or are trained.
  4. The state of being a novice; time of initiation or instruction in rudiments.


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