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noun as in probation

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He granted her continuance at home, till the year of her noviciate; but that year must come, and it will commence next January.

Not content with the ordinary severities of the noviciate, he added voluntary austerities.

With this view they invited him to remain in their convent till he should make his noviciate.

Something similar to this period of quiet observation, might not be inexpedient for a noviciate in society.

He too had passed a noviciate in the Clerk's office, had studied law under the guidance of Wythe, and had been very successful.


On this page you'll find 4 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to noviciate, such as: trial, apprenticeship, and test period.

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