1A person who is receiving instruction in preparation for Christian baptism or confirmation.
More example sentences
- In the early Church, catechumens were received at the great vigil of Easter, beginning on Saturday evening where the creed was ‘handed over.’
- Forty days: time for catechumens to prepare for baptism.
- I'm a catechumen eagerly seeking baptism, but my parents (HIndus, who emigrated from India in the 70s) are strongly opposed.
Definition of catechumen in:
- The US English dictionary