catechist 1560s, from L.L. catechista, from Gk. katekhistes "one who catechizes," from katekhizein "to teach orally" (see CATECHIZE (Cf. catechize)).

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  • Catechist — Cat e*chist (k[a^]t [ e]*k[i^]st), n. [L. catechista, fr. Gr.] One who instructs by question and answer, especially in religions matters. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • catechist — ► NOUN ▪ a Christian teacher, especially one using a catechism …   English terms dictionary

  • catechist — [kat′ə kist΄] n. a person who catechizes, esp. one who instructs catechumens …   English World dictionary

  • catechist —    A catechist is a person who is instructed in catechetics and performs the ministry of catechesis, especially inmission countries where indigenous people are trained to instruct others in the Christian faith. (See CCC 427 429) …   Glossary of theological terms

  • catechist — noun Date: circa 1563 one that catechizes: as a. a teacher of catechumens b. a native in a missionary district who does Christian teaching …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • catechist — catechistic, catechistical, adj. catechistically, adv. /kat i kist/, n. 1. a person who catechizes. 2. Eccles. a person appointed to instruct catechumens in the principles of religion as a preparation for baptism. [1555 65; < LL catechista < Gk… …   Universalium

  • catechist — noun One who practices catechesis, i.e., catechizes catechumens; a teacher who instructs students in the doctrines of a particular Christian denomination typically in preparation for confirmation …   Wiktionary

  • catechist — cat·e·chist || kætɪkɪst n. teacher who teaches the catechism …   English contemporary dictionary

  • catechist — noun a Christian teacher, especially one using a catechism. Origin C16: via eccles. L. from eccles. Gk katēkhistēs, from katēkhein (see catechize) …   English new terms dictionary

  • catechist — cat·e·chist …   English syllables

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