catechesis

[ kat-i-kee-sis ]
/ ˌkæt ɪˈki sɪs /

noun, plural cat·e·che·ses [kat-i-kee-seez] /ˌkæt ɪˈki siz/.

oral religious instruction, formerly especially before baptism or confirmation.

Origin of catechesis

1745–55; < Late Latin < Greek katḗchēsis oral teaching, equivalent to katēchē- (variant stem of katēcheîn to teach by word of mouth; see catechist) + -sis -sis
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