- (in the Jesuit order) a period of strict discipline before the taking of final vows, beginning one or two years after ordination.
Origin of tertianship
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It is little enough, lasting only a few days compared with a whole year of the tertianship.The Priestly Vocation
Bishop Bernard Ward