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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Catechism  \Cat"e*chism\  (-k[i^]z'm),  n.  [L.  catechismus  fr  Gr 
  See  {Catechise}.] 
  1.  A  form  of  instruction  by  means  of  questions  and  answers. 
 
  2.  A  book  containing  a  summary  of  principles,  especially  of 
  religious  doctrine,  reduced  to  the  form  of  questions  and 
  answers. 
 
  The  Jews,  even  till  this  day  have  their  catechisms. 
  --Hooker. 
 
  {The  Larger  Catechism},  {The  Shorter  Catechism}.  See 
  {Westminster  Assembly},  under  {Assembly}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  catechism 
  n  1:  a  series  of  question  put  to  an  individual  (such  as  a 
  political  candidate)  to  elicit  their  views 
  2:  an  elementary  book  summarizing  the  principles  of  a  Christian 
  religion;  written  as  questions  and  answers 




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