[bap-tuh-stree, -tis-tuh-ree]

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.

Nearby words

  1. baptismal,
  2. baptismal name,
  3. baptismal regeneration,
  4. baptist,
  5. baptista,
  6. baptistry,
  7. baptists,
  8. baptize,
  9. baqubah,
  10. bar

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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