Catechumen

[kat'y-kumen]. One taught by word of mouth (Greek, katechoumenos). Those about to be baptised in the early Church were first taught by word of mouth, and then catechised on their religious faith and duties.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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