baptism

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An infant baptism.

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From Old French batesme or bapteme, from Ecclesiastical Latin baptisma, from Ancient Greek βαπτισμός (baptismós, dipping, baptism), from βαπτίζω (baptízō, I dip in liquid).

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baptism (plural baptisms)

  1. The Bible Baptist Christian personal ordinance in which one is submerged in water.
  2. The Christian sacrament in which one is anointed with or submerged in water and sometimes given a name.
  3. A similar ceremony of initiation, purification or naming.

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