The definition of a catechism is a question and answer style manual giving the basics of a religion or instructions in other subjects.(noun)
An example of a catechism is a book studied in a class to be confirmed in the Catholic religion.
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Origin: LL(Ec) catechismus < Gr katēchismos < katēchizein, to catechize < katēchein: see catechetical
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Origin: French catechisme
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Late Latin catēchismus
Origin: , from Late Greek katēkhismos
Origin: , from katēkhizein, to teach by word of mouth; see catechize.
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