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NOV'ICE, noun [Latin from new.]

1. One who is new in any business; one unacquainted or unskilled; one in the rudiments; a beginner.

I am young, a novice in the trade.

2. One that has entered a religious house but has not taken the vow; a probationer.

3. One newly planted in the church, or one newly converted to the Christian faith. 1 Timothy 3:6.