Definition for NOV'ICE

NOV'ICE, n. [Fr. from L. novitius, from novus, new.]

  1. One who is new in any business; one unacquainted or unskilled; one in the rudiments; a beginner. I am young, a novice in the trade. Dryden.
  2. One that has entered a religious house, but has not taken the vow; a probationer. Shak.
  3. One newly planted in the church, or one newly converted to the Christian faith. I Tim. iii.

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