Cat"e*chu`men (?), n. [L. catechunenus, Gr. instructed, from . See Catechise.] Eccl.

One who is receiving rudimentary instruction in the doctrines of Christianity; a neophyte; in the primitive church, one officially recognized as a Christian, and admitted to instruction preliminary to admission to full membership in the church.

 

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