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postulancy

[pos-chuh-luh n-see]
noun, plural pos·tu·lan·cies.
  1. the period or state of being a postulant, especially in a religious order.
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Sometimes pos·tu·lance.

Origin of postulancy

First recorded in 1880–85; postul(ant) + -ancy
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