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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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The paradox is that although Arendt's catechistic formulation no longer seems applicable, nothing in Stangneth's portrait suggests that under other circumstances he might not have lived out his life as a modest traveling salesman, while raising both rabbits and his family in a typically middle-class German way.
133) It was based not only on the mysteries of the rosary but also on Doctrina Christan of 1592, the Jesuits' catechistic textbook of the Japanese mission.
Wright, like Whitman, has spent his entire career writing one poem, given its fits and starts, its intricate lacunae, its mysterious fields, its catechistic reverberations, its ultimately artificial segmenting into books.
I did not choose to subvert my host country's pedagogy, but by putting books in the hands of students, I unintentionally challenged an entrenched catechistic style of teaching literature by summarizing content.
Tolkien, yet the book takes a rather catechistic approach which leaves less room for analysis than one would like.
See Kramnick 203-40; Alan Richardson, "The Politics of Childhood: Wordsworth, Blake, and Catechistic Method," ELH 56.
By faith, I don't mean signing up for a set of catechistic beliefs.
Daniel Mosquera reflects on the catechistic aspects of the plays.
Too many words bring discontent," says she in catechistic voice.
That hive of humanity that lives up top, that Havana that's slave to the light will raise a monument to our catechistic labor some day, a monument to our galleys that sail the furrows of the earth, a monument to our warehouses crammed with salt and coffee, cured meat and garlic, our galleys brimming with the priesthood of commerce and good service, full of the lively noise of the world .
And then, Wilbur's actual religion is apparently a complex matter, as he once stated in an interview: "I'm afraid I'm not very catechistic," and "what doesn't particularly interest me is the Creed, although I find that I can say it.