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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a new convert being taught the principles of Christianity by a catechist;
[syn: catechumen, neophyte]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Catechumen \Cat"e*chu`men\, n. [L. catechumenus, Gr. kathchoy`menos instructed, from kathchei^n. 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

catechumen n 1: a new convert being taught the principles of Christianity by a catechist [syn: catechumen, neophyte]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

70 Moby Thesaurus words for "catechumen": Christian, God-fearing man, abecedarian, accepter, alphabetarian, apprentice, articled clerk, baby, beginner, believer, boot, brother, church member, churchgoer, churchite, churchman, churchwoman, communicant, convert, daily communicant, deb, debutant, devotee, devotionalist, disciple, entrant, fanatic, fledgling, follower, freshman, good Christian, greenhorn, greeny, ignoramus, inductee, infant, initiate, laic, lay brother, lay sister, layman, laywoman, learner, neophyte, nestling, new boy, newcomer, novice, novitiate, parishioner, pietist, postulant, probationer, probationist, proselyte, raw recruit, receiver, recruit, religionist, rookie, saint, secular, sister, tenderfoot, theist, trainee, truster, tyro, votary, zealot