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bap•tism



Pronunciation: (bap'tiz-um), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/baptism.html on line 77 [key]
n.
1. Eccles.a ceremonial immersion in water, or application of water, as an initiatory rite or sacrament of the Christian church.
2. any similar ceremony or action of initiation, dedication, etc.
3. a trying or purifying experience or initiation.
4. Christian Science.purification of thought and character.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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See also:
  • Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/baptism.html on line 128 baptism (Thesaurus)
  • Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/baptism.html on line 130 baptism (Encyclopedia)

 

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