baptistry

[ bap-tuh-stree ]
/ ˈbæp tə stri /

noun, plural bap·tist·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·tis·ter·y [bap-tuh-stree, -tis-tuh-ree] /ˈbæp tə stri, -tɪs tə ri/ .

Origin of baptistry

First recorded in 1425–75; from Late Latin baptistērium, from Greek baptistḗrion “bathing place”, replacing late Middle English baptizatory, from Medieval Latin baptizātōrium; see Baptist, -ry
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British Dictionary definitions for baptistry

baptistry

baptistery

/ (ˈbæptɪstrɪ) /

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
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