Catechetical
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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  • catechetical — [kat΄ə ket′i kəl] adj. [Gr(Ec) katēchētikos < Gr katēchētēs, instructor < katēchein, to instruct by word of mouth (in N.T., instruct in religion) < kata , thoroughly + ēchein, to sound: for IE base see ECHO] 1. of, like, or conforming to …   English World dictionary

  • catechetical — adjective see catechesis …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • catechetical — catechetically, adv. /kat i ket i keuhl/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to catechesis. 2. pertaining to teaching by question and answer. Also, catechetic. [1610 20; < late ML catechetic(us) ( < Gk kateche (see CATECHESIS) + ML ticus TIC) + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • catechetical — adjective Of or pertaining to catechesis …   Wiktionary

  • catechetical — [ˌkatɪ kɛtɪk(ə)l] adjective 1》 relating to catechesis. 2》 denoting religious teaching by means of questions and answers. Derivatives catechetic adjective catechetically adverb catechetics plural noun Origin C17: from eccles. Gk katēkhētikos, from …   English new terms dictionary

  • catechetical — cat·e·chet·i·cal …   English syllables

  • catechetical — cat•e•chet•i•cal [[t]ˌkæt ɪˈkɛt ɪ kəl[/t]] also cat e•chet′ic adj. rel pertaining to teaching by question and answer • Etymology: 1610–20; < ML catēchētic(us) cat e•chet′i•cal•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • catechetical — /kætəˈkɛtɪkəl/ (say katuh ketikuhl) adjective relating to teaching by question and answer. Also, catechetic …   Australian English dictionary

  • catechetical — adj. (also catechetic) 1 of or by oral teaching. 2 according to the catechism of a Church. 3 consisting of or proceeding by question and answer. Derivatives: catechetically adv. catechetics n. Etymology: eccl.Gk katekhetikos f. katekhetes oral… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Catechetical School of Alexandria — The Catechetical School of Alexandria (founded c.a. 190) was and is a place for the training of Christian theologians and priests in Alexandria. The teachers and students of the school (also known as the Didascalium) were influential in many of… …   Wikipedia

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