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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 no·vi·tiate /noˈvɪʃət, nə-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 No·vi·ti·ate n.
 1. The state of being a novice; time of initiation or instruction in rudiments.
 2. Hence: The time of probation in a religious house before taking the vows.
 3. One who is going through a novitiate, or period of probation; a novice.
 4. The place where novices live or are trained. [R.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the period during which you are a novice (especially in a
           religious order) [syn: noviciate]
      2: someone who has entered a religious order but has not taken
         final vows [syn: novice]