Baptist Definition

băptĭst
noun
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.
American Heritage
One that baptizes.
American Heritage
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.
Webster's New World

A person who baptizes.

Wiktionary

A Protestant denomination of Christianity, which believes in the baptism of believers, as opposed to the baptism of infants.

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adjective
Of, relating to, or adhering to the Baptist religious denomination.
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Other Word Forms of Baptist

Noun

Singular:
Baptist
Plural:
baptists

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Baptist

  • the Baptist

Origin of Baptist

  • Middle English baptizer from Old French baptiste from Late Latin baptista from Greek baptistēs from baptizein to baptize baptize

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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