Pronunciation: (bap'tist), [key]
1. a member of a Christian denomination that baptizes believers by immersion and that is usually Calvinistic in doctrine.
2. (l.c.) a person who baptizes.
3. the Baptist. See John the Baptist.
Also,Bap•tis'tic.of or pertaining to Baptists or their doctrines or practices.
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