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juniorate

[joon-yuh-reyt, -yer-it]
noun
  1. a two-year course of study for a Jesuit novice in preparation for the course in philosophy.
  2. a seminary for this course.
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Origin of juniorate

First recorded in 1835–45; junior + -ate3
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