baptistry

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Baptistry in Florence, Italy, a separate building just across from the Duomo

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From Latin baptistērium; equivalent to baptism +‎ -ry.

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baptistry (plural baptistries)

  1. (Christianity) A designated space within a church, or a separate room or building associated with a church, where a baptismal font is located, and consequently, where the sacrament of Christian baptism (via aspersion or affusion) is performed.
  2. An indoor pool used for baptism by immersion.

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