catechistic, catechistical, adj.catechistically, adv.
/kat"i kist/, n.
1. a person who catechizes.
2. Eccles. a person appointed to instruct catechumens in the principles of religion as a preparation for baptism.
[1555-65; < LL catechista < Gk katechistés, equiv. to katech(eîn) to teach by word of mouth, orig. to din down, i.e. to get results by shouting (kat- CATA- + echeîn to sound) + istes -IST]

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