catechumen

noun cat·e·chu·men \ ˌka-tə-ˈkyü-mən \

Definition of catechumen

1 :a convert to Christianity receiving training in doctrine and discipline before baptism
2 :one receiving instruction in the basic doctrines of Christianity before admission to communicant membership in a church

Origin and Etymology of catechumen

Middle English cathecumyn, from Late Latin catechumenus, from Greek katēchoumenos, present passive participle of katēchein


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