[ bap-tuh-stree, -tis-tuh-ree ]
/ ˈbæp tə stri, -tɪs tə ri /

noun, plural bap·tis·ter·ies.

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

1425–75; < Late Latin baptistērium < Greek baptistḗrion bathing place (see Baptist, -ery); replacing late Middle English baptizatory < Medieval Latin baptizātōrium Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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