Catechetic
Catechetic Cat`e*chet"ic, Catechetical Cat`e*chet"ic*al, a. [Gr. ?. See {Catechise}.] Relating to or consisting in, asking questions and receiving answers, according to the ancient manner of teaching. [1913 Webster]

Socrates introduced a catechetical method of arguing. --Addison. [1913 Webster]


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