Definition of pupilage in US English:


(also pupillage)


  • The state of being a pupil or student.

    • ‘Unfortunately, no trace of the Royal High School's curriculum for writing and bookkeeping at the precise time of Scott's pupilage survives.’
    • ‘Let us emancipate the student, and give him time and opportunity for the cultivation of his mind, so that in his pupilage he shall not be a puppet in the hands of others, but rather a self-relying and reflecting being.’
    • ‘Three years later she qualified with an honours degree and wrote to Michael Mansfield about her pupillage.’
    • ‘But during this long pupillage he had perennially returned to his family's estate to work the vintages, watch and learn.’