What is another word for novitiate?

133 synonyms found


[ nəvˈɪʃɪˌe͡ɪt], [ nəvˈɪʃɪˌe‍ɪt], [ n_ə_v_ˈɪ_ʃ_ɪ__ˌeɪ_t]

Synonyms for Novitiate:

How to use "Novitiate" in context?

The term "novitiate" is derived from the Latin word "novitiatus," meaning "novice." A novice is a person who has not yet completed their religious training, and has not achieved the rank of "brother." The term "novitiate" is used in the context of religious life to describe the period of time a person spends living in a convent or other religious community, undergoing rigorous spiritual and physical education.

A religious community in which novices live is usually called a "novitiate." There are two types of novitiate: general and special.

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