Pro*ba"tion*er (?), n.
One who is undergoing probation; one who is on trial; a novice.
While yet a young probationer,
And candidate of heaven.
A student in divinity, who, having received certificates of good morals and qualifications from his university, is admitted to several trials by a presbytery, and, on acquitting himself well, is licensed to preach.
© Webster 1913.