Definition of Baptism

1. Noun. A Christian sacrament signifying spiritual cleansing and rebirth. "Most churches baptize infants but some insist on adult baptism"

Generic synonyms: Sacrament
Specialized synonyms: Affusion, Aspersion, Sprinkling, Christening, Immersion
Derivative terms: Baptise, Baptismal, Baptist, Baptize



Definition of Baptism

1. n. The act of baptizing; the application of water to a person, as a sacrament or religious ceremony, by which he is initiated into the visible church of Christ. This is performed by immersion, sprinkling, or pouring.

Definition of Baptism

1. Noun. The Bible Baptist Christian personal ordinance in which one is submerged in water. ¹

2. Noun. The Christian sacrament in which one is anointed with or submerged in water and sometimes given a name. ¹

3. Noun. A similar ceremony of initiation, purification or naming. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Baptism

1. a Christian ceremony [n -S]

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Literary usage of Baptism

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The safe guide in this confusion is the axiom: a doubtful baptism, ... This rule, so different from that governing baptism as a necessary means for ..."

2. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon, John Bagnell Bury (1897)
"The sacrament of baptism 67 was regularly administered by the bishop ... The discretion of parents often suspended the baptism of their children till they ..."

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