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Origin of catechumen
OTHER WORDS FROM catechumencat·e·chu·me·nal, cat·e·chu·men·i·cal [kat-i-kyoo-men-i-kuhl], /ˌkæt ɪ kyuˈmɛn ɪ kəl/, adjectivecat·e·chu·men·i·cal·ly, adverbcat·e·chu·me·nate [kat-i-kyoo-muh-neyt, -nit], /ˌkæt ɪˈkyu məˌneɪt, -nɪt/, nouncat·e·chu·men·ism, noun
Example sentences from the Web for catechumen
The long probation called “abstinence” which led up to it is a survival of the primitive catechumenate with its scrutinies.
About the year 300, those desirous of being baptized were (a) admitted to the catechumenate, giving in their names to the bishop.
These two rites really begin the catechumenate or period of instruction in the faith and discipline of the church.