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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
cat•e•che•sis(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