Catechetic



of or relating to catechesis.
pertaining to teaching by question and answer.
adjective
of or relating to teaching by question and answer

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  • Catechesis

    oral religious instruction, formerly especially before baptism or confirmation. n. from Greek katekhesis “instruction by word of mouth,” from katekhein “to instruct orally,” originally “to resound” (with sense evolution via “to sound (something) in someone’s ear; to teach by word of mouth.” From kata- “down” (in this case, “thoroughly”) + ekhein “to sound, ring,” from […]

  • Catechetical

    of or relating to catechesis. pertaining to teaching by question and answer. Historical Examples Luther’s Small Catechism is our text-book for catechetical instruction. An Explanation of Luther’s Small Catechism Joseph Stump It should be conducted on the catechetical rather than the lecture plan. Training the Teacher A. F. Schauffler Some of the most satisfactory work […]



  • Catechise

    to instruct orally by means of questions and answers, especially in Christian doctrine. to question with reference to belief. to question closely. Historical Examples Pray you, let me catechise you a little; what might one call your name, dog? The Mermaid Series. Edited by H. Ellis. The best plays of the old dramatists. Thomas Dekker. […]

  • Catechize

    to instruct orally by means of questions and answers, especially in Christian doctrine. to question with reference to belief. to question closely. Historical Examples The abbe, who showed a joy that was almost infantine, agreed to catechize the old man and confer with him twice a week. Ursula Honore de Balzac Well, go ahead and […]



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