immersionism

[ ih-mur-zhuh-niz-uh m, -shuh- ]
/ ɪˈmɜr ʒəˌnɪz əm, -ʃə- /

noun

the doctrine that immersion is essential to Christian baptism.
the practice of baptism by immersion.

Origin of immersionism

First recorded in 1835–45; immersion + -ism

Related forms

im·mer·sion·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for immersionism

immersionism

/ (ɪˈmɜːʃəˌnɪzəm) /

noun

the doctrine that immersion is the only true and valid form of Christian baptism

Derived Forms

immersionist, noun
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