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baptistry

[ bap-tuh-stree ]
/ 藞b忙p t蓹 stri /
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noun, plural bap路tist路ries.
a building or a part of a church in which baptism is administered.
(especially in Baptist churches) a tank for administering baptism by immersion.
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Also bap路tis路ter路y [bap-tuh-stree, -tis-tuh-ree] /藞b忙p t蓹 stri, -t瑟s t蓹 ri/ .

Origin of baptistry

First recorded in 1425鈥75; from Late Latin baptist膿rium, from Greek baptist岣梤ion 鈥渂athing place鈥, replacing late Middle English baptizatory, from Medieval Latin baptiz膩t艒rium; see Baptist, -ry
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British Dictionary definitions for baptistry

baptistry

baptistery

/ (藞b忙pt瑟str瑟) /

noun plural -ries or -eries
a part of a Christian church in which baptisms are carried out
a tank in a Baptist church in which baptisms are carried out
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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