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postulancy

[pos-chuh-luh n-see] /ˈpɒs tʃə lən si/
noun, plural postulancies.
1.
the period or state of being a postulant, especially in a religious order.
Sometimes, postulance.
Origin of postulancy
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85; postul(ant) + -ancy
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  • She told us she had heard from Mrs Housman, who has finished her postulancy and received the novice's white veil.

    Passing By Maurice Baring

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