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or cat·e·chet·ic

[kat-i-ket-i-kuh l or kat-i-ket-ik]
  1. of or relating to catechesis.
  2. pertaining to teaching by question and answer.
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Origin of catechetical

1610–20; < late Medieval Latin catēchētic(us) (< Greek katēchē- (see catechesis) + Medieval Latin -ticus -tic) + -al1
Related formscat·e·chet·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for catechetical

Historical Examples of catechetical

  • But the catechetical school was in full vigor all this time.

    The Catholic World. Volume III; Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

    E. Rameur

  • Generally use the catechetical, the explanations, and the lesson every Sabbath.

    The Sabbath-School Index

    Richard Gay Pardee

  • It should be conducted on the catechetical rather than the lecture plan.

    Training the Teacher

    A. F. Schauffler

  • Whenever I have the opportunity I go to an afternoon catechetical service.

    The Parish Clerk (1907)

    Peter Hampson Ditchfield

  • Such a principle would exclude from the catechetical class much which our catechumens should be taught.

British Dictionary definitions for catechetical



  1. of or relating to teaching by question and answer
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Derived Formscatechetically, adverb
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