Meaning of catechumen

cat•e•chu•men

Pronunciation: (kat"i-ky'mun), [key]
— n.
  1. a person under instruction in the rudiments of Christianity, as in the early church; a neophyte.
  2. a person being taught the elementary facts, principles, etc., of any subject.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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