Dearest Madam, forbear for the present: I am but in my noviciate.
You are indeed in your noviciate, as to every laudable attainment.
The noviciate period of cadets, midshipmen, apprentices, &c.
His noviciate is nearly expired; tomorrow he will pronounce his vows.
Elizabeth Chaucers noviciate was paid for by John of Gaunt in 1381.
The noviciate of Agnes expired, and ...