- 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.
- Also Bap·tis·tic. of or relating to Baptists or their doctrines or practices.
Origin of Baptist
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Examples from the Web for baptist
Scott, who died Sunday at 49, could go from evoking a Baptist preacher to quoting Public Enemy.Remembering ESPN’s Sly, Cocky, and Cool Anchor Stuart Scott
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This was the young, telegenic, and popular Robby Gallaty of Brainerd Baptist (mega-)Church in Tennessee.The Hateful Pastor All Too Happy to Be Left Behind When It Comes to Gays
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Of course, for the Baptist Convention, this was a matter of theology, not rationality.Southern Baptist Convention: Trans People Don’t Exist
June 12, 2014
She spends a lot of time at her Baptist church—Wednesday night Bible study and Sunday services.One Breakdown Can Mean Losing Your Kid Forever
May 30, 2014
As for Deborah, there was certainly a puritanical strain in society, but she was a Baptist.The Cross-Dressing Revolutionary: Alex Myers’ New Novel
February 4, 2014
The Baptist pulled off his hat, and apologized, on the ground of illness.The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII)
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The Seventh Day Baptist minister went so fur as to preach at him.The Village Watch-Tower
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She immediately complied with Mr Baptist's request, and they all went into the cottage.
Mr Baptist was the second, and jogged close after him, looking at no other object.
He has long been a valued and honored member of the Baptist denomination.Cleveland Past and Present
- 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
- 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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Word Origin and History for baptist
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