Definition of tirocinium
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LNS
tīrōcinium, tīrōciniī
tiro
noun (n., 2nd declension)
  1. the first military service or first campaign of a young soldier, military rawness or inexperience
  2. the young troops, raw forces, recruits
  3. the first beginning, the first trial, attempt, essay
  4. Inexperience
Abbreviations
tīrōcinium, ii, n. tiro. Lit. In milit. lang., the first military service or first campaign of a young soldier, military rawness or inexperience, = rudimentum (perh. not ante-Aug.): juvenis, Liv. 39, 47, 3: propter exercitūs paucitatem et tirocinium, Auct. B. Afr. 31, 6: aetatis infirmitas aut militiae tirocinium, Val. Max. 5, 4, 2: tirocinii rudimenta deponere, Just. 9, 1, 8.

—In plur.: si non solum tirocinia, verum et incunabula in ipsis castris posuissent, Just. 12, 4, 6; Flor. 2, 3.

— Concr., the young troops, raw forces, recruits: contemptum tirocinium, Liv. 40, 35, 12.

— Transf., in gen., the first beginning of any thing, the first trial, attempt, or essay: si in L. Paulo accusando tirocinium ponere et documentum eloquentiae dare voluit, Liv. 45, 37, 3 Weissenb. ad loc.; cf.: nec differendum est tirocinium in senectutem, Quint. 12, 6, 3; and: tirocinii metum transire, id. 12, 6, 7: filios suo quemque tirocinio deducere in forum, i. e. after putting on the toga virilis, Suet. Aug. 26: dies tirocinii, id. Tib. 54: togam sumpsit barbamque posuit, sine ullo honore, qualis contigerat tirocinio fratrum ejus, id. Calig. 10.

—Of inanim. things: navium, i. e. their first voyage, Plin. 24, 7, 26, ยง 41.

— Inexperience: senatus cum simul et tirocinio et perturbatione juvenis moveretur, Liv. 39, 47, 3: nec tirocinio peccet, Manil. 1, 189.
 
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