Examples from the Web for novitiate
I suppose it is you who wrote the article in the 'Gazette de Cologne' about the hot house (the Jesuit novitiate).The Jesuits, 1534-1921|Thomas J. Campbell
It was, as we have said, the novitiate of their religious life.Insula Sanctorum et Doctorum|John Healy
Joe looked anxious at times, but he had passed his novitiate and now it took a good deal of tossing to send him below.The Adventure Club Afloat|Ralph Henry Barbour
In 1883 he passed through his second novitiate after a retirement of six months, which fully equipped him for the missions.
He would have been filled with resentment had he suspected the truth: that Park carefully eased those first days of his novitiate.The Lure of the Dim Trails|by (AKA B. M. Sinclair) B. M. Bower
British Dictionary definitions for novitiate
Word Origin for novitiate
Word Origin and History for novitiate
also noviciate, "state of being a novice," c.1600, from Middle French noviciat or directly from Medieval Latin novitiatus, from Late Latin novitius "novice," from Latin adjective novicius (see novice).