juniorate

[ joon-yuh-reyt, -yer-it ]
/ ˈdʒun yəˌreɪt, -yər ɪt /

noun

a two-year course of study for a Jesuit novice in preparation for the course in philosophy.
a seminary for this course.

Origin of juniorate

First recorded in 1835–45; junior + -ate3
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