Etymology
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catechist (n.)

1560s, from Church Latin catechista, from Greek katekhistes "one who catechizes," from katekhizein "teach orally, instruct by word of mouth," from katekhein "to resound" (see catechesis).  Related: Catechistic; catechistical.

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Definitions of catechist

catechist (n.)
one who instructs catechumens in preparation for baptism (especially one using a catechism);
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