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catechumen


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Catechumen  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  catechumen 
  n  :  a  new  convert  being  taught  the  principles  of  Christianity  by 
  a  catechist  [syn:  {neophyte}] 




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