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  • a convert to Christianity under instruction before baptism; a young Christian preparing for confirmation
         *1963: Here in this room an old man had killed and boiled a catechumen, had committed sodomy with a rat, had discussed a rodent nunhood with V., a future saint – depending which story you listened to. — Thomas Pynchon, V.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Cat"e*chu`men (?), n. [L. catechunenus, Gr. &?; instructed, from &?;. See Catechise.] (Eccl.) One who is receiving rudimentary instruction in the doctrines of Christianity; a neophyte; in the primitive church, one officially recognized as a Christian, and admitted to instruction preliminary to admission to full membership in the church.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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