cat·​e·​che·​sis | \ ˌka-tə-ˈkē-səs How to pronounce catechesis (audio) \
plural catecheses\ ˌka-​tə-​ˈkē-​ˌsēz How to pronounce catecheses (audio) \

Definition of catechesis

: oral instruction of catechumens

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Other Words from catechesis

catechetical \ ˌka-​tə-​ˈke-​ti-​kəl How to pronounce catechetical (audio) \ adjective

Examples of catechesis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mary Grace Walsh, director of the office of education, evangelization and catechesis. Jordan Otero Sisson, Courant Community, "Catholic Schools Try New Academic Model In Wake Of Church Consolidations," 26 Dec. 2017 Advocates of traditional Catholic liturgy these days stress catechesis, the education and formation of the faithful. Nicholas Frankovich, National Review, "All Americans Are a Little Italian, Christians Are Spiritually Jewish," 21 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of catechesis

1753, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for catechesis

Late Latin, from Greek katēchēsis, from katēchein to teach

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“Catechesis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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