- a building or a part of a church in which baptism is administered.
- (especially in Baptist churches) a tank for administering baptism by immersion.
Origin of baptistery
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Probably it was a combination of baptistery with tomb-church.The Ground Plan of the English Parish Church
A. Hamilton Thompson
This was done, and the Baptistery was erected in its first form.
The Baptistery was built by Magister Diotisalvi, somewhere about 1152.
Guido was then called to Pisa, to sculpture the altar and font in the Baptistery there.
It has been suggested that one was a baptistery, the other a vesting-room.The Story of Brussels