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Synonyms for noviciate

the period during which you are a novice (especially in a religious order)

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However, Scollen failed to complete his noviciate and his departure gave rise to additional scandal and rumours.
Austen has earlier ironically represented Jane's tendency to see herself in the role of Gothic heroine: "With the fortitude of a devoted noviciate, she had resolved at one-and-twenty to complete the sacrifice, and retire from all the pleasures of life, of rational intercourse, equal society, peace and hope, to penance and mortification for ever" (165).
About 85 prisoners are held there in what was a noviciate for the White Fathers missionary congregation until 1972.
For example, Fontevrault's noviciate and infirmary of St.
He therefore chose consciously to maintain a distinction between the novice's devotional reading and his liturgical practice--perhaps he would have been introduced more fully to the latter at a later stage in his noviciate or in a different context altogether.
It astonished, the way the perfect laws of physics surprise their awesome efficacy on the noviciate sensibilities of all cosmic inconsequentials such as we.
24) Though many priestesses evidently inherited their office, ties of kinship might also be adoptive and all served a noviciate before officiating at rituals, for which services they were paid, reference being made to their rich attire, jewels and wealth.