Catechismal

catechism

[kat-i-kiz-uhm]
noun
1.
Ecclesiastical.
a.
an elementary book containing a summary of the principles of the Christian religion, especially as maintained by a particular church, in the form of questions and answers.
b.
the contents of such a book.
2.
a similar book of instruction in other subjects.
3.
a series of formal questions put, as to political candidates, to bring out their views.
4.
catechetical instruction.

Origin:
1495–1505; < Late Latin catēchismus apparently equivalent to catēch(izāre) to catechize + -ismus -ism

catechismal, adjective

cataclysm, catechism.
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catechism (ˈkætɪˌkɪzəm)
 
n
1.  instruction by a series of questions and answers, esp a book containing such instruction on the religious doctrine of a Christian Church
2.  rigorous and persistent questioning, as in a test or interview
 
[C16: from Late Latin catēchismus, ultimately from Greek katēkhizein to catechize]
 
cate'chismal
 
adj

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catechism
1509, "elementary question-and-answer book of religious instruction," from L. catechismus, from Gk. katekhizein "to teach orally" (see catechize).
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