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catechesis

[ kat-i-kee-sis ]
/ ˌkæt ɪˈki sɪs /
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noun, plural cat·e·che·ses [kat-i-kee-seez]. /ˌkæt ɪˈki siz/.
oral religious instruction, formerly especially before baptism or confirmation.
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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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