catechist


noun

  1. a person who catechizes.
  2. Ecclesiastical. a person appointed to instruct catechumens in the principles of religion as a preparation for baptism.
n.

1560s, from Church Latin catechista, from Greek katekhistes “one who catechizes,” from katekhizein “to teach orally” (see catechize). Related: Catechistic; catechistical.

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