from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person who catechizes, especially one who instructs catechumens in preparation for admission into a Christian church.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who instructs by question and answer, especially in religions matters.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who instructs orally, or by question and answer; a catechizer; specifically, one appointed to instruct catechumens in the principles of religion as a preparation for baptism.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. one who instructs catechumens in preparation for baptism (especially one using a catechism)
French catechiste, from Old French, from Late Latin catēchista, from Late Greek katēkhistēs, from katēkhizein, to teach by word of mouth; see catechize.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
See catechize (Wiktionary)