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Noviciate

noun
1.
The period during which you are a novice (especially in a religious order).  Synonym: novitiate.






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... large brick building on the south side of the road. This was built in 1857 for the convent purposes. It is the mother-house of the Nazareth nuns, so that the numbers continually vary, many passing through for their noviciate. The nuns collect alms for the aged poor and children, and many of the poor are thus sustained. Besides this, there are a number of imbecile or paralytic children who live permanently in the convent. The charity is not confined to ...
— Hammersmith, Fulham and Putney - The Fascination of London • Geraldine Edith Mitton



Words linked to "Noviciate" :   religion, faith, religious belief, period of time, time period, period



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