- a convert to Christianity under instruction before baptism; a young Christian preparing for confirmation
Etymology: From Old French catéchumène or ecclesiastical Latin catechumenus, from Greek "being instructed", present participle passive of "sound through, instruct orally" (catechise), from â + "sound".
- 1963: Here in this room an old man had killed and boiled a , had committed sodomy with a rat, had discussed a rodent nunhood with V., a future saint " depending which story you listened to. " w:Thomas Pynchon, Thomas Pynchon, V.
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