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Meaning of CATECHISM

Pronunciation:  'katu`kizum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an elementary book summarizing the principles of a Christian religion; written as questions and answers
  2. [n]  a series of question put to an individual (such as a political candidate) to elicit their views
 

CATECHISM is a 9 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: book, examination, interrogation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cat"e*chism\ (-k[i^]z'm), n. [L. catechismus, fr. Gr.
See {Catechise}.]
1. A form of instruction by means of questions and answers.

2. A book containing a summary of principles, especially of
   religious doctrine, reduced to the form of questions and
   answers.

         The Jews, even till this day, have their catechisms.
                                               --Hooker.

{The Larger Catechism}, {The Shorter Catechism}. See
   {Westminster Assembly}, under {Assembly}.

 
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