- A teacher of the catechism.
- A person who instructs others in the basic principles of a particular religion or ideology.
Late middle english (in catechist (sense 2)): from late latin catechista, from greek katēkhistēs, from katēchein "instruct".
- The Sunday school teacher was also the catechist for the children.
- The catechist led the group in a discussion about the tenets of their faith.
- The new priest was trained as a catechist to help spread the teachings of the church.
- The catechist was skilled in making complex ideas accessible to young minds.
- The catechist's role was to help prepare the candidates for their confirmation.