Baptist

[ bap-tist ]
/ ˈbæp tɪst /

noun

a member of a Christian denomination that baptizes believers by immersion and that is usually Calvinistic in doctrine.
(lowercase) a person who baptizes.
the Baptist. John the Baptist.

adjective

Also Bap·tis·tic. of or relating to Baptists or their doctrines or practices.

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Origin of Baptist

1150–1200; Middle English baptiste<Old French <Late Latin baptista<Greek baptistḗs, equivalent to bapt(ízein) to baptize + -istēs-ist

OTHER WORDS FROM Baptist

non-Baptist, noun, adjectivepro-Baptist, adjective, nounpseudo-Baptist, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Baptist

Baptist
/ (ˈbæptɪst) /

noun

a member of any of various Christian sects that affirm the necessity of baptism (usually of adults and by immersion) following a personal profession of the Christian faith
the Baptist See John the Baptist

adjective

denoting, relating to, or characteristic of any Christian sect that affirms the necessity of baptism following a personal profession of the Christian faith
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