catechist

noun
cat·​e·​chist | \ ˈka-tə-kist How to pronounce catechist (audio) \

Definition of catechist

: one that catechizes: such as
a : a teacher of catechumens
b : a native in a missionary district who does Christian teaching

Examples of catechist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But Philip Siphong Onphitak, the village religious teacher, or catechist, assumed leadership of his flock, keeping up resistance until Dec. 16, when he was murdered in the jungle, reportedly by Boonlue. Washington Post, "Tolerant Thailand to welcome pope, but martyrs tale haunts," 18 Nov. 2019 Lacchin was quietly transferred to a nearby mission; his driver and a catechist at Archer’s Post, Benjamin Ekwam, was chosen to marry Sabina. San Diego Union-Tribune, "‘How will we cover up this shame?’: The priest and the girl," 9 Oct. 2019 Lacchin was quietly transferred to a nearby mission; his driver and a catechist at Archer’s Post, Benjamin Ekwam, was chosen to marry Sabina. Washington Post, "Church accused of covering up priest’s abuse, and paternity," 9 Oct. 2019 Thunder Bar, chief of police at the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota; George Fire Thunder, an English-speaking catechist in the Episcopal Church; and Kicking Bear, a Lakota Sioux who had fought at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Washington Post, "Those carved faces on the Q Street Bridge? Meet the real person they’re based on.," 31 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of catechist

circa 1563, in the meaning defined above

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“Catechist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/catechist. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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