[ pos-chuh-luh n-see ]
/ ˈpɒs tʃə lən si /

noun, plural pos·tu·lan·cies.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020