Definition of catechism
1 : oral instruction
3a : a set of formal questions put as a testb : something resembling a catechism especially in being a rote response or formulaic statement The cook often consulted the latest nutritional catechism for advice.
catechismalplay \ˌka-tə-ˈkiz-məl\ adjective
catechisticplay \-ˈkis-tik\ adjective
Examples of catechism in a sentence
They went to school to learn their catechism.
He taught catechism at Sunday school.
Origin and Etymology of catechism
First Known Use: 1502
CATECHISM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of catechism for English Language Learners
: 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
CATECHISM Defined for Kids
Definition of catechism for Students
1 : a series of questions and answers used in giving religious instruction
2 : a set of formal questions
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