Meaning of novice

nov•ice

Pronunciation: (nov'is), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who is new to the circumstances, work, etc., in which he or she is placed; beginner; tyro: a novice in politics.
  2. a person who has been received into a religious order or congregation for a period of probation before taking vows.
  3. a person newly become a church member.
  4. a recent convert to Christianity.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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