- a person who baptizes
- [B-] a member of a Protestant denomination holding that baptism should be given only to believers after confession of faith and by immersion rather than sprinkling
Origin of baptistMiddle English and Old French baptiste from Late Latin (Ec) baptista, a baptizer (esp. John the Baptist) from Classical Greek baptist?s: see baptize
John the Baptist
- A member of an evangelical Protestant church of congregational polity, following the Reformed tradition in worship and believing in freedom of conscience, separation of church and state, and baptism only of voluntary, conscious believers.
- baptist One that baptizes.
Origin of BaptistMiddle English baptizer from Old French baptiste from Late Latin baptista from Greek baptistēs from baptizein to baptize ; see baptize .
- A person who baptizes
(countable and uncountable, plural Baptists)
(comparative more Baptist, superlative most Baptist)
- Of, relating to, or adhering to the Baptist religious denomination.