Novitiate

  • 1 Novitiate — Novitiate, alt. noviciate, is the period of training and preparation that a novice (or prospective) monastic or member of a religious order undergoes prior to taking vows in order to discern whether they are called to the religious life. A novice …

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  • 2 Novitiate — No*vi ti*ate, n. [LL. novitiatus: cf. F. noviciat.] [1913 Webster] 1. The state of being a novice; time of initiation or instruction in rudiments. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: The time of probation in a religious house before taking the vows. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 novitiate — index apprentice, preparation, probationer (one being tested) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 novitiate — (n.) also noviciate, state of being a novice, c.1600, from M.Fr. noviciat or directly from M.L. novitiatus, from L.L. novitius novice, from Latin adjective novicius (see NOVICE (Cf. novice)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 novitiate — *novice, apprentice, probationer, postulant, neophyte …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 novitiate — (also noviciate) ► NOUN 1) the period or state of being a novice. 2) a religious novice. 3) a place housing religious novices …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 novitiate — [nō vish′it; ] also, and chiefly Brit [, nōvish′ē it, nō vish′ēāt΄] n. [Fr noviciat < ML novitiatus] 1. a) the period or state of being a novice b) NOVICE 2. the quarters assigned to religious novices: Also Chiefly Brit. noviciate …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 novitiate — UK [nəʊˈvɪʃɪət] / US [noʊˈvɪʃət] / US [noʊˈvɪʃɪət] noun [countable] Word forms novitiate : singular novitiate plural novitiates the period of time that someone spends as a novice in a religious community …

    English dictionary

  • 9 novitiate — noun 1) his novitiate lasts a year Syn: probationary period, probation, trial period, test period, apprenticeship, training period, traineeship, training, initiation 2) two young novitiates Syn: novice, neophyte …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 10 novitiate — noun Etymology: French noviciat, from Medieval Latin noviciatus, from novicius Date: 1600 1. the period or state of being a novice 2. a house where novices are trained 3. novice …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 novitiate — /noh vish ee it, ayt /, n. 1. the state or period of being a novice of a religious order or congregation. 2. the quarters occupied by religious novices during probation. 3. the state or period of being a beginner in anything. 4. a novice. Also,… …

    Universalium

  • 12 novitiate — noun a) the period during which a novice of a religious order undergoes training b) the place where a novice lives and studies See Also: novel, novelization …

    Wiktionary

  • 13 novitiate — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Apprenticeship] Syn. internship, tutelage, trial period; see origin 1 . 2. [Novice] Syn. intern, beginner, apprentice; see amateur . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. 1. trial period training period, probation, initiation,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 novitiate — no|vi|ti|ate noviciate [nəuˈvıʃiıt, nə , ʃieıt US nouˈvıʃıt] n the period of being a novice …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 novitiate — no|vi|ti|ate [ nou vıʃət, nou vıʃiət ] noun count 1. ) the period of time that someone spends as a novice in a religious community 2. ) a place where novices in a religious community live …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 novitiate — nəʊ vɪʃɪt n. period of initiation and training (especially before joining a religious order) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 novitiate — [nə(ʊ) vɪʃɪət, ɪeɪt] (also noviciate) noun 1》 the period or state of being a novice. 2》 a novice, especially in a religious order. 3》 a place housing religious novices. Origin C17: from eccles. L. noviciatus, from L. novicius (see novice) …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 novitiate — n. 1. Apprenticeship. 2. Probation, noviceship. 3. Novice, probationer …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 19 novitiate — n 1. test period, trial, probation; training period, initiation, indoctrination, apprenticeship, Archaic, or Dial. prenticeship; guidance, tutelage, instruction, teaching. 2.(usu. restricted quarters within) convent, nunnery, friary, priory,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 20 novitiate — no·vi·tiate …

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