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Meaning of CATECHUMEN

Pronunciation:  `katu'kyoomun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a new convert being taught the principles of Christianity by a catechist
 

CATECHUMEN is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: neophyte
 
 See Also: educatee, pupil, student

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cat"e*chu`men\, n. [L. catechunenus, Gr. ?
instructed, from ?. See {Catechise}.] (Eccl.)
One who is receiving rudimentary instruction in the doctrines
of Christianity; a neophyte; in the primitive church, one
officially recognized as a Christian, and admitted to
instruction preliminary to admission to full membership in
the church.

 
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 Related Terms: abecedarian, accepter, alphabetarian, apprentice, articled clerk, baby, beginner, believer, boot, brother, Christian, church member, churchgoer, churchite, churchman, churchwoman, communicant, convert, daily communicant, deb, debutant, devotee, devotionalist, disciple, entrant, fanatic, fledgling, follower, freshman, God-fearing man, good Christian, greenhorn, greeny, ignoramus, inductee, infant, initiate, laic, lay brother, lay sister, layman, laywoman, learner, neophyte, nestling, new boy, newcomer, novice, novitiate, parishioner, pietist, postulant, probationer, probationist, proselyte, raw recruit, receiver, recruit, religionist, rookie, saint, secular, sister, tenderfoot, theist, trainee, truster, tyro, votary, zealot
 

 

 

 

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