catechumen


cat·e·chu·men

noun \ˌka-tə-ˈkyü-mən\

Definition of CATECHUMEN

1
:  a convert to Christianity receiving training in doctrine and discipline before baptism
2
:  one receiving instruction in the basic doctrines of Christianity before admission to communicant membership in a church

Origin of CATECHUMEN

Middle English cathecumyn, from Late Latin catechumenus, from Greek katēchoumenos, present passive participle of katēchein
First Known Use: 15th century

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