Definition for NO-VI'TIATE

NO-VI'TIATE, n. [Fr. noviciat; It. noviziato. See Novice.]

  1. The state or time of learning rudiments.
  2. In religious houses, a year or other time of probation for the trial of a novice, to determine whether he has the necessary qualities for living up to the rule to which his vow is to bind him.

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