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catechesis

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noun cat·e·che·sis \ˌka-tə-ˈkē-səs\

Definition of catechesis

plural catechesesplay \-ˌsēz\

  1. :  oral instruction of catechumens

catechetical play \-ˈke-ti-kəl\ adjective


Origin of catechesis

Late Latin, from Greek katēchēsis, from katēchein to teach


First Known Use: 1753

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