- an elementary book containing a summary of the principles of the Christian religion, especially as maintained by a particular church, in the form of questions and answers.
- the contents of such a book.
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Origin of catechism
OTHER WORDS FROM catechismcat·e·chis·mal, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH catechismcataclysm, catechism
Words nearby catechism
Example sentences from the Web for catechism
I had always been serious about thinking about the issues raised in the catechism and trying to interpret it as truth.The Charmed Life of Frank Wilczek - Issue 98: Mind|Nell Freudenberger|March 17, 2021|Nautilus
They spent their time helping the poor, working in soup kitchens and shelters, and teaching catechism.Former Nun Mary Johnson Criticizes Vatican Crackdown on U.S. Sisters|Abigail Pesta|April 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The part, which was a formidable little volume, was just about twice as long as the Church catechism.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume II (of 3)|Charles James Wills
De white folks, ole missus, teached us de catechism, but dey didn't want you to learn to read and write.
What is the argument at present going on about taking the Shorter Catechism out of the schools?Penelope's Experiences in Scotland|Kate Douglas Wiggin
Public catechism to the children, and religious instruction to all, flowed daily from the mouths of its venerable priests.Wanderings in South America|Charles Waterton
The Major thinks he sees his way out of the fire by sinking catechism in reminiscences.Somehow Good|William de Morgan