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n. pl. cat·e·che·ses (-sēz)
Oral instruction given to catechumens.

[Late Latin catēchēsis, from Greek katēkhēsis, oral instruction, from katēkhein, to teach by word of mouth; see catechize.]

cat′e·chet′i·cal (-kĕt′ĭ-kəl) adj.


(Christian Churches, other) oral religious instruction which is given to catechumens


(ˌkæt ɪˈki sɪs)

n., pl. -ses (-sēz).
oral religious instruction, formerly esp. before baptism or confirmation.
[1745–55; < Late Latin < Greek katḗchēsis oral teaching]


a method of oral instruction involving question and answer techniques. — catechist, n.
See also: Questioning
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.catechesis - oral religious instruction (as before baptism or confirmation)
teaching, pedagogy, instruction - the profession of a teacher; "he prepared for teaching while still in college"; "pedagogy is recognized as an important profession"
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