Definition of Catechism

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

Category relationships: Government, Political Science, Politics
Generic synonyms: Examination, Interrogation, Interrogatory
Derivative terms: Catechise, Catechize



2. Noun. An elementary book summarizing the principles of a Christian religion; written as questions and answers.
Generic synonyms: Book
Derivative terms: Catechise, Catechismal, Catechist, Catechistic, Catechize

Definition of Catechism

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

Definition of Catechism

1. Noun. A book, in question and answer form, summarizing the basic principles of Christianity. ¹

2. Noun. A basic manual in some subject. ¹

3. Noun. A set of questions designed to determine knowledge. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Catechism

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Literary usage of Catechism

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Indeed, the success or failure of the catechism may be said to depend entirely upon him. It is he who has to do the questioning and give the instruction and ..."

2. Subject Index of the Modern Works Added to the Library of the British Museum ...by George Knottesford Fortescue by George Knottesford Fortescue (1902)
"Addresses on the last answer in the Church catechism, pp. 59. Land. 1891. 8°. ... Further explanation of the Church catechism for Sunday and day schools. ..."

3. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"Owing to the loss of the Palatine archives, the history of the origin of this catechism lacks important documentary evidences. It has been customary to give ..."

4. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"In February, 1806, Caprara sanctioned the catechism ; and the Vatican had to content ... But the catechism did not satisfy the bishops; and Cardinal Fesch ..."

5. The Creeds of Christendom: With a History and Critical Notes by Philip Schaff (1919)
"Although little known on the continent of Europe, it is more extensively used than any other Protestant catechism, except perhaps the Small catechism of ..."

6. A History of the English Church During the Civil Wars and Under the by Ecole littéraire de Montréal, Charles Gill, William Arthur Shaw (1900)
"CHAP. n. ever, a resolution was taken that the Committee 1647, for the catechism should prepare a draft of two catechisms, a larger and a smaller, ..."

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