Baptist meaning

băptĭst
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.
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One that baptizes.
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A person who baptizes.
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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.
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A person who baptizes.
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A Protestant denomination of Christianity, which believes in the baptism of believers, as opposed to the baptism of infants.
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An adherent of this denomination.
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Of, relating to, or adhering to the Baptist religious denomination.
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the Baptist
  • John the Baptist.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

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