The Larger Catechism
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. [1913 Webster]

2. A book containing a summary of principles, especially of religious doctrine, reduced to the form of questions and answers. [1913 Webster]

The Jews, even till this day, have their catechisms. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

{The Larger Catechism}, {The Shorter Catechism}. See {Westminster Assembly}, under {Assembly}. [1913 Webster]


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