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baptistry

[bap-tuh-stree] /ˈbæp tə stri/
noun, plural baptistries.
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  • St. Lucy's Chapel is Norman, and is now used as a baptistry.

  • This is used as a baptistry, and has a modern font, an imitation of that at Shoreham.

  • We sincerely hope the church will soon be filled, from the chancel to the baptistry.

    The Church Index William Pepperell
  • Classic, too, are the columns now arranged to form a baptistry.

    How France Built Her Cathedrals Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly
  • And soon the two boys were floating about in the delightful depths of the baptistry.

    Sube Cane Edward Bellamy Partridge
  • Then he turned his attention once more to matters outside the baptistry.

    Sube Cane Edward Bellamy Partridge
  • The three who objected to my preaching, do not want to let me have the use of the baptistry.

    The Story of a Life J. Breckenridge Ellis
  • This reply was so unsatisfactory that he was refused the use of the baptistry.

    The Story of a Life J. Breckenridge Ellis
  • There is a window in this baptistry, too, that is the envy of critics and collectors.

  • The Baptist bigot was bent double with the burden of his baptistry.

    T. De Witt Talmage T. De Witt Talmage
British Dictionary definitions for baptistry

baptistry

/ˈbæptɪstrɪ/
noun (pl) -ries, -eries
1.
a part of a Christian church in which baptisms are carried out
2.
a tank in a Baptist church in which baptisms are carried out
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