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catechism

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noun cat·e·chism \ˈka-tə-ˌki-zəm\

Simple Definition of catechism

  • : a collection of questions and answers that are used to teach people about the Christian religion

  • : a book that explains the beliefs of the Christian religion by using a list of questions and answers

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of catechism

  1. 1 :  oral instruction

  2. 2 :  a manual for catechizing; specifically :  a summary of religious doctrine often in the form of questions and answers

  3. 3 a :  a set of formal questions put as a test b :  something resembling a catechism especially in being a rote response or formulaic statement

catechismal

play \ˌka-tə-ˈkiz-məl\ adjective

catechistic

play \-ˈkis-tik\ adjective

Examples of catechism in a sentence

  1. They went to school to learn their catechism.

  2. He taught catechism at Sunday school.



1502

First Known Use of catechism

1502


CATECHISM Defined for Kids

catechism

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noun cat·e·chism \ˈka-tə-ˌki-zəm\

Definition of catechism for Students

  1. 1 :  a series of questions and answers used in giving religious instruction

  2. 2 :  a set of formal questions




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