lay baptism


noun Ecclesiastical.

baptism administered by a lay-person.

Nearby words

  1. lay analyst,
  2. lay aside,
  3. lay at rest,
  4. lay at someone's door,
  5. lay away,
  6. lay brother,
  7. lay by,
  8. lay claim to,
  9. lay clerk,
  10. lay day

Origin of lay baptism

First recorded in 1720–30

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