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catechism

cat·e·chism

catechism

 
 
pronunciation:
kae t kI zm
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a summary of the principles of a religion, esp. Christianity, in the form of questions and answers.
To be confirmed in the faith and receive Holy Communion, each young person needed to master his catechism.
definition 2: a series of questions and answers used as an examination or for giving basic instruction in a subject.
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derivation: catechismal (adj.)