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 she was compelled to take the veil.
You may begin your noviciate on Sunday if you have made up your mind.'
Something similar to this period of quiet observation, might not be inexpedient for a noviciate in society.
The commencement of her noviciate was no longer thought of, and her visits to the Carmelites became sufficiently rare.
They entered on their duties after a noviciate of nine months, and were called Dames de Saint Louis.