Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to a catechism; having the form of questions and answers; catechical.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a catechism, having the form of questions and answers; catechetical.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of, pertaining to, or in the style of a catechism; interrogatory; catechizing; catechetical.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to a catechism summarizing the principles of Christianity

Etymologies

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catechism +‎ -al

Examples

  • My ideas about teaching based on a catechismal approach to drugs in general, rather than cataloguing drugs in particular, turned out to have too many curricular difficulties.

    Sir James W. Black - Autobiography

  • Indeed, of this catechismal number the oldest was but fifteen years of age, and the youngest a nursing babe of six months.

    The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52

  • Reuben holds too much in dread the old catechismal dogmas and the ultimate "anathema maran-atha."

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 96, October 1865

  • Through the medium of easily sung catechismal hymns the doctrines and the principal events of the life of Christ and those of the saints were impressed upon the minds of the people.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • (15 April, 1905) he treated of the necessity of catechismal instruction, not only for children, but also for adults, giving detailed rules, especially in relation to suitable schools for the religious instruction of students of the public schools, and even of the universities.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Renan says, in his _Life of Jesus_, that "were Jesus to return amongst us He would recognise as His disciples, not those who imagine they can compress Him into a few catechismal phrases, but those who labour to carry on His work."

    God and my Neighbour

  • The rock I split against is the want of that which has vanished within me, thereby freeing my thoughts, but bringing instead of it the mortal disease that has become my tragedy; it is the catechismal simplicity of the soul.

    Without Dogma

  • At the approach of danger they shelter themselves behind the fortifications of simple faith and catechismal truth, which strong feeling might force to surrender, but reasoning, never.

    Without Dogma

  • In the same way, if Jesus were to return among us, he would recognize as disciples, not those who pretend to enclose him entirely in a few catechismal phrases, but those who labor to carry on his work.

    The Life of Jesus

  • But then, as I have said, the instruction must be real, based upon observation, eked out by good explanatory diagrams and models, and conveyed by a teacher whose own knowledge has been acquired by a study of the facts; and not the mere catechismal parrot-work which too often usurps the place of elementary teaching.

    Science & Education

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