Definition of pupillage noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    (especially US English pupilage) noun
    BrE BrE//ˈpjuːpɪlɪdʒ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpjuːpɪlɪdʒ//
    [uncountable, countable, singular]
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  1. 1(formal) a period during which you are a student, especially when you are being taught by a particular person
  2. 2(British English) a period during which a lawyer trains to become a barrister by studying with a qualified barrister; the system which allows this training