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 Christian sacrament in which one is anointed with or submerged in water and sometimes given a name.
  2. A similar ceremony of initiation, purification or naming.

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