Cat"e*chism (-kĭz'm), n. [L.
catechismus, fr. Gr. See Catechise.]
1. A form of instruction by means of
questions and answers.
2. A book containing a summary of
principles, especially of religious doctrine, reduced to the form
of questions and answers.
The Jews, even till this day, have their
The Larger Catechism, The Shorter
Catechism. See Westminster Assembly, under