A hearer; specifically, a catechumen in the early Church.
A hearer; particularly a catechumen in the early church.
during the early church: One perhaps not yet baptized, but receiving training preparatory to baptism; a catechumen associated with the first phase.
in Eastern Church, in accordance with the systematic classification of penitents in effect within close of the third century, but becoming outdated early in the 5th, among the second-class of community penitents, occupying a station higher than that the weepers and below that the prostrates.
A theory or system of social reform which contemplates a complete reconstruction of society with a more just and equitable distribution of property and labor In popular usage the term is often employed to indicate any lawless revolutionary social scheme See Communism Fourierism Saint Simonianism forms of socialism...