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Catechuʹmen [katʹy-kuʹmen]

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One taught by word of mouth (Greek, katechouʹmenos). Those about to be baptised in the early Church were first taught by word of mouth, and then catechised on their religious faith and duties.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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