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Webster 1913 Edition


Baptism

Bap′tism

,
Noun.
[OE.
baptim
,
baptem
, OF.
baptesme
,
batisme
, F.
baptême
, L.
baptisma
, fr. Gr.
βάπτισμα
, fr.
βαπτίζειν
to baptize, fr.
βάπτειν
to dip in water, akin to
βαθύσ
deep, Skr.
gāh
to dip, bathe,
Verb.
I.
]
The act of baptizing; the application of water to a person, as a sacrament or religious ceremony, by which he is initiated into the visible church of Christ. This is performed by immersion, sprinkling, or pouring.

Webster 1828 Edition


Baptism

BAP'TISM

,
Noun.
[Gr. to baptize.]
1.
The application of water to a person, as a sacrament or religious ceremony, by which he is initiated into the visible church of Christ. This is usually performed by sprinkling or immersion.
2.
The sufferings of Christ. Matt.xx22.23.
3.
So much of the gospel as was preached by John, the Baptist. Acts xviii.

Definition 2022


baptism

baptism

English

An infant baptism.

Noun

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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