Definition of catechism
1 : oral instruction
2 : a manual for catechizing; specifically : a summary of religious doctrine often in the form of questions and answers
3 a : a set of formal questions put as a test b : something resembling a catechism especially in being a rote response or formulaic statement
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.
First Known Use of catechism
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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