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 (kăt′ĭ-kĭst)
n.
A person who catechizes, especially one who instructs catechumens in preparation for admission into a Christian church.

[French catechiste, from Old French, from Late Latin catēchista, from Late Greek katēkhistēs, from katēkhizein, to teach by word of mouth; see catechize.]

cat′e·chis′tic, cat′e·chis′ti·cal adj.
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Adj.1.catechistic - of or relating to or resembling a rigorous catechism; "the catechistic method"
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(4.) See Kramnick 203-40; Alan Richardson, "The Politics of Childhood: Wordsworth, Blake, and Catechistic Method," ELH 56.4 (Winter, 1989): 853-68; Alan Richardson, "Mary Wollstonecraft on Education" in The Cambridge Companion to Mary Wollstonecraft, ed.