Nov"ice (?), n. [F., from L.
novicius, novitius, new, from novus new. See
New, and cf. Novitious.]
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.
2. One newly received into the church, or one
newly converted to the Christian faith. 1 Tim. iii.
3. (Eccl.) One who enters a religious
house, whether of monks or nuns, as a probationist.
No poore cloisterer, nor no novys.
Nov"ice, a. Like a novice;
becoming a novice. [Obs.]