Novice

Definition of Novice

Nov´ice
n.1.One who is new in any business, profession, or calling; one unacquainted or unskilled; one yet in the rudiments; a beginner; a tyro.
I am young; a novice in the trade.
- Dryden.
2.One newly received into the church, or one newly converted to the Christian faith.
3.(Eccl.) One who enters a religious house, whether of monks or nuns, as a probationist.
No poore cloisterer, nor no novys.
- Chaucer.
a.1.Like a novice; becoming a novice.

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