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A neophyte is a beginner.
In the context of Christianity, the term often refers to a:
- New convert to the religion, in the Catholic and Orthodox Churches an adult convert is considered a neophyte for one year after conversion. Roman Catholic neophytes are considered full members of the Church, but may not act as sponsors for others planning to join,
- Newly ordained priest,
- Person who recently took a monastic vow.
Neophyte may also refer to:
- Neophyte (botany), a plant species recently introduced to an area (in contrast to an archaeophyte, a long-established introduced species)
- Neophyte (band), a Dutch group that produces Gabber/Hardcore music
- Neophyte (comics), a character from Marvel Comics
- Neophyte (series), a series of freeware videogames from Alien Software
- Neophyte, a character in Warhammer 40,000
- In fraternities, it is a person that is a new convert or member of a secret fraternal organization, a beginner or novice member of the organization, or a recent convert (rookie/freshman) to the fraternal organization.
- Neophyte Redglare, a character in Homestuck.
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