catechumen

  • 1 Catechumen — • In the early Church, was the name applied to one who had not yet been initiated into the sacred mysteries, but was undergoing a course of preparation for that purpose Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Catechumen     Catechumen …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 2 Catechumen — Cat e*chu men, n. [L. catechumenus, Gr. kathchoy menos instructed, from kathchei^n. See {Catechise}.] (Eccl.) One who is receiving rudimentary instruction in the doctrines of Christianity; a neophyte; in the primitive church, one officially… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 catechumen — index neophyte, novice Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4 catechumen — new convert, 15c., from Fr. catéchumène, from L. catechumenus, from Gk. katekhoumenos one being instructed, passive prp. of katekhein (see CATECHESIS (Cf. catechesis)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 catechumen — [kat΄ə kyo͞o′mən] n. [ME cathecumine < LL(Ec) catechumenus < Gr katēchoumenos, person instructed < katēchein: see CATECHETICAL] 1. a person, esp. an adult, receiving instruction in the fundamentals of Christianity before baptism or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Catechumen — In ecclesiology, a catechumen (IPAEng|ˌkætəˈkjuːmən; from Latin catechumenus , Greek κατηχουμενος , instructed) is one receiving instruction in the principles of the Christian religion with a view to baptism. The title and practice is most often… …

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  • 7 catechumen — noun /ˌkæt.ɪˈkjuː.mɛn,ˌkæt.əˈkju.mən/ A convert to Christianity under instruction before baptism; a young Christian preparing for confirmation. Here in this room an old man had killed and boiled a catechumen, had committed sodomy with a rat, had… …

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  • 8 catechumen —   n. person receiving instruction, especially in religion.    ♦ catechumenate,    ♦ catechumenism, n. status of a catechumen    ♦ catechumenical, a …

    Dictionary of difficult words

  • 9 catechumen — noun Etymology: Middle English cathecumyn, from Late Latin catechumenus, from Greek katēchoumenos, present passive participle of katēchein Date: 15th century 1. a convert to Christianity receiving training in doctrine and …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 catechumen — catechumenal, catechumenical /kat i kyooh men i keuhl/, adj. catechumenically, adv. catechumenate /kat i kyooh meuh nayt , nit/, n. catechumenism, n. /kat i kyooh meuhn/, n. 1. Eccles. a person under instruction in the rudiments of Christianity,… …

    Universalium

  • 11 Catechumen — The catechumens are those who have believed in the Lord Jesus Christ and are getting ready to Baptism. In the early church, a new Jewish or pagan convert used to undergo a course of basic instruction and training in Christian doctrine and ritual …

    Dictionary of church terms

  • 12 catechumen — Synonyms and related words: Christian, God fearing man, abecedarian, accepter, alphabetarian, apprentice, articled clerk, baby, beginner, believer, boot, brother, church member, churchgoer, churchite, churchman, churchwoman, communicant, convert …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13 Catechumen —    The name given to a convert of the early Church who was being instructed in Christian doctrine preparatory to Holy Baptism …

    American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 14 catechumen — one undergoing instruction prior to conversion to Christianity Ecclesiastical Terms …

    Phrontistery dictionary

  • 15 catechumen — cat·e·chu·men || ‚kætɪ kjuːmen n. person who is studying the main principles of Christianity …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 16 catechumen — [ˌkatɪ kju:mɛn] noun a Christian preparing for baptism or confirmation. Origin ME: via eccles. L. from Gk katēkhoumenos being instructed , pres. participle of katēkhein (see catechize) …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 17 catechumen — n. Pupil (in Christianity), neophyte, convert, proselyte …

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  • 18 catechumen — n novice, novitiate, initiate, tyro, neophyte, amateur, rookie, greenhorn, tenderfoot, newcomer, new boy; beginner, abecedarian, student, pupil, freshman, learner, fledgling, apprentice, trainee; recruit, convert, proselyte, probationer …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 19 catechumen — cat·e·chu·men …

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  • 20 catechumen —  Катехизируемый …

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