Novice - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)
NOV'ICE, n. [L. 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 Tim 3.