A new convert or proselyte; -- a name given by the early Christians, and still given by the Roman Catholics, to such as have recently embraced the Christian faith, and been admitted to baptism, esp. to converts from heathenism or Judaism.
- A recent convert to a belief; a proselyte.
- A beginner or novice: a neophyte at politics.
- Roman Catholic Church A newly ordained priest.
- A novice of a religious order or congregation.