2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Catechism \Cat"e*chism\ (-k[i^]z'm), noun [L. catechismus, fr. Gr. See {Catechise}.]

1. A form of instruction by means of questions and answers.

2. A book containing a summary of principles, especially of religious doctrine, reduced to the form of questions and answers.

The Jews, even till this day, have their catechisms. --Hooker.

{The Larger Catechism}, {The Shorter Catechism}. See {Westminster Assembly}, under {Assembly}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a series of question put to an individual (such as a political candidate) to elicit their views

2: an elementary book summarizing the principles of a Christian religion; written as questions and answers

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