catechist

[kat-i-kist]
noun
1.
a person who catechizes.
2.
Ecclesiastical. a person appointed to instruct catechumens in the principles of religion as a preparation for baptism.

Origin:
1555–65; < Late Latin catēchista < Greek katēchistḗs, equivalent to katēch(eîn) to teach by word of mouth, orig. to din down, i.e. to get results by shouting (kat- cata- + ēcheîn to sound) + istēs -ist

catechistic, catechistical, adjective
catechistically, adverb
noncatechistic, adjective
noncatechistical, adjective
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catechize or catechise (ˈkætɪˌkaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to teach or examine by means of questions and answers
2.  to give oral instruction in Christianity, esp by using a catechism
3.  to put questions to (someone)
 
[C15: from Late Latin catēchizāre, from Greek katēkhizein, from katēkhein to instruct orally, literally: to shout down, from kata- down + ēkhein to sound]
 
catechise or catechise
 
vb
 
[C15: from Late Latin catēchizāre, from Greek katēkhizein, from katēkhein to instruct orally, literally: to shout down, from kata- down + ēkhein to sound]
 
'catechist or catechise
 
n
 
'catechizer or catechise
 
n
 
'catechiser or catechise
 
n
 
cate'chistic or catechise
 
adj
 
cate'chistical or catechise
 
adj
 
cate'chistically or catechise
 
adv
 
catechi'zation or catechise
 
n
 
catechi'sation or catechise
 
n

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catechist
1563, from L. catechista, from Gk. katekhistes "one who catechizes," from katekhizein "to teach orally" (see catechize).
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A catechist is one who engages in such religious instruction.
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