Part of speech: noun

A book of religious instruction by question and answer.

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Usage examples "catechism":

  1. It is not in the catechism. - "Whosoever Shall Offend", 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", Various.
  3. To which is added the Catechism by the Assembly of Divines. - "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.