Associations to the word «Catechism»

Wiktionary

CATECHISM, noun. A book, in question and answer form, summarizing the basic principles of Christianity.
CATECHISM, noun. A basic manual in some subject.
CATECHISM, noun. A set of questions designed to determine knowledge.

Dictionary definition

CATECHISM, noun. A series of question put to an individual (such as a political candidate) to elicit their views.
CATECHISM, noun. An elementary book summarizing the principles of a Christian religion; written as questions and answers.

Wise words

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
John Locke