Baptistery meaning

băptĭ-strē
A part of a church or a separate building used for baptizing.
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A font used for baptism.
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A place, esp. a part of a church, used for baptizing.
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A baptismal font or tank.
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Alternative spelling of baptistry.
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Origin of baptistery

  • Middle English baptisterie from Old French from Late Latin baptistērium from Greek baptistērion from baptizein to baptize baptize

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