a person who catechizes, esp. one who instructs catechumens
A person who catechizes, especially one who instructs catechumens in preparation for admission into a Christian church.
Origin of catechistFrench catechiste, from Old French, from Late Latin cat&emacron;chista, from Late Greek kat&emacron;khist&emacron;s, from kat&emacron;khizein, to teach by word of mouth; see catechize.
- cat′e·chis′tic, cat′e·chis′ti·cal