Definition of catechist in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkadəkəst/


A teacher of the principles of Christian religion, especially one using a catechism.
Example sentences
  • As a result, the papal nuncio told a group of catechists that ‘The church is in danger because of the insane behavior of this archbishop.’
  • In 1852 he went to Hong Kong and became a Christian catechist.
  • Some came in quest of physical health, and Augustine was never slighting about those who did so, though the catechists should teach them that religion had higher ends.


Mid 16th century: via ecclesiastical Latin from ecclesiastical Greek katēkhistēs, from katēkhein 'instruct orally'.

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Syllabification: cat·e·chist

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