Definition of Noviciate

1. Noun. The period during which you are a novice (especially in a religious order).

Exact synonyms: Novitiate
Category relationships: Faith, Religion, Religious Belief
Generic synonyms: Period, Period Of Time, Time Period



Definition of Noviciate

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Noviciate

novena
novenae
novenaries
novenary
novenas
novene
novennial
novercal
noverint
noverints
novgorodovaite
novice
novices
noviceship
noviceships
noviciate (current term)
noviciates
novillada
novillero
novilunar
novitiate
novitiates
novities
novitious
novity
novobiocic acid synthetase
novobiocin
novobiocins
novocaine
novocaines

Literary usage of Noviciate

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1. System of Positive Polity by Auguste Comte (1877)
"Demon Btra- tion cultivated for submission. The noviciate will lead the ... For the right institution of the scientific noviciate, it must be always ..."

2. The Life of John Henry, Cardinal Newman: Based on His Private Journals and by Wilfrid Philip Ward, ( (1912)
"... VI THE ORATORIAN noviciate (1847) THOUGH the plan of being secular priests and Oratorians rather than Jesuits or Friars was not formally determined on ..."

3. Notices of the English Colleges & Convents Established on the Continent by Frederick Charles Husenbeth, Edward Petre (1849)
"noviciate OF THE ENGLISH JESUITS AT WATTEN. Watten is situated two leagues from St. Omer, on the canal leading to Dunkirk. About the year 1570, ..."

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