noun, plural bap·tist·ries. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for baptistry

Historical Examples of baptistry

  • St. Lucy's Chapel is Norman, and is now used as a baptistry.

  • This is used as a baptistry, and has a modern font, an imitation of that at Shoreham.

  • We sincerely hope the church will soon be filled, from the chancel to the baptistry.

    The Church Index

    William Pepperell

  • Classic, too, are the columns now arranged to form a baptistry.

    How France Built Her Cathedrals

    Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly

  • And soon the two boys were floating about in the delightful depths of the baptistry.

    Sube Cane

    Edward Bellamy Partridge

British Dictionary definitions for baptistry



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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