[ tur-shuh n-ship ]
/ ˈtɜr ʃənˌʃɪp /
(in the Jesuit order) a period of strict discipline before the taking of final vows, beginning one or two years after ordination.
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Examples from the Web for tertianship
It is little enough, lasting only a few days compared with a whole year of the tertianship.The Priestly Vocation|Bishop Bernard Ward