Synonyms of 'novitiate'
1 apprenticeshipDictionary, training, probationThese monks left the monastery without completing their novitiate.
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Probation is a period of time during which someone is judging your character and ability while you work, in order to see if you are suitable for that type of work.
The appointment will be subject to a six-month term of probation.
A probationer is someone who has been found guilty of committing a crime but is on probation rather than in prison.
I was a young policeman - a probationer with a training officer.
Thesaurus for novitiate from the Collins English Thesaurus
the state of being a novice , esp in a religious order, or the period for which this lasts