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 catēchista from Late Greek katēkhistēs from katēkhizein to teach by word of mouth ; see catechize .
- cat′e·chis′tic cat′e·chis′ti·cal