The Shorter 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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  • 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shorter Catechism — one of the two catechisms established by the Westminster Assembly in 1647, used chiefly in Presbyterian churches. * * * …   Universalium

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  • Shorter Catechism — /ˈʃɔtə ˌkætəkɪzəm/ (say shawtuh .katuhkizuhm) noun one of the two catechisms established at Westminster Abbey in 1647, used in Presbyterian, and, formerly, in Congregational churches …   Australian English dictionary

  • Westminster Shorter Catechism — The Westminster Shorter Catechism (also known simply as the Shorter Catechism, hereinafter referred to as the WSC) was written in the 1640s by English and Scottish divines. The assembly also produced the Westminster Confession of Faith and the… …   Wikipedia

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • catechism — catechismal, adj. /kat i kiz euhm/, n. 1. Eccles. a. an elementary book containing a summary of the principles of the Christian religion, esp. as maintained by a particular church, in the form of questions and answers. b. the contents of such a… …   Universalium

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