What does the word catechism mean?

Usage examples for catechism

  1. It is not in the catechism. – Whosoever Shall Offend by F. Marion Crawford
  2. The Shorter Catechism, the English Prayer Book, the German hymns, each gave a distinct character to the religions of the country, and this character was the basis of the teaching in the schools. – The Unity of Civilization by Various
  3. To which is added the Catechism by the Assembly of Divines. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown