[ kat-i-kiz-uhm ]
/ ˈkæt ɪˌkɪz əm /
- 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.
a similar book of instruction in other subjects.
a series of formal questions put, as to political candidates, to bring out their views.
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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
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British Dictionary definitions for catechism
/ (ˈkætɪˌkɪzəm) /
instruction by a series of questions and answers, esp a book containing such instruction on the religious doctrine of a Christian Church
rigorous and persistent questioning, as in a test or interview
Derived forms of catechismcatechismal, adjective
Word Origin for catechism
C16: from Late Latin catēchismus, ultimately from Greek katēkhizein to catechize
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