baptistery

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baptistery (plural baptisteries)

  1. Alternative spelling of baptistry

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Etymology[edit]

From Ecclesiastical Latin baptistērium, from Ancient Greek βαπτιστήριον (baptistḗrion).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈbaptiːstɛːriː(ə)/, /ˈbaptiːst(ə)riː(ə)/

Noun[edit]

baptistery

  1. (rare) A baptistry (the facility where baptism occurs)
  2. (rare) The baptismal font.
  3. (rare) The church service held in conjunction with baptism.

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