catechetics

noun plural but usually singular in construction
cat·​e·​chet·​ics | \ ˌka-tə-ˈke-tiks \

Definition of catechetics

: practical theology dealing with catechesis

History and Etymology for catechetics

German katechetik, from New Latin catechetica, feminine singular or neuter plural of catecheticus

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“Catechetics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/catechetics. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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