• Catechumen Definition & Synonyms
- (L. catechunenus, Gr. / instructed, from /. See) One who is receiving rudimentary instruction in the doctrines of Christianity; a neophyte; in the primitive church, one officially recognized as a Christian, and admitted to instruction preliminary to admission to full membership in the church.
• Catechumenate Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) The state or condition of a catechumen or the time during which one is a catechumen.