Baptism

Definition of Baptism

Bap´tism
n.1.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.

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acceptance, admission, admittance, affusion, appellation, aspergation, aspersion, baptismal gown, baptismal regeneration, baptistery, baptizement, bath, bathing, bedewing, burial, calling, chrismal, christening, confirmation, dampening, damping, definition, deluge, denomination, designation, dewing, dip, dipping, dousing, drowning, duck, ducking, dunking, engulfment, enlistment, enrollment, extreme unction, flooding, font, holy orders, hosing, hosing down, humidification, identification, immergence, immersion, immission, inauguration, induction, infusion, initiation, installation, instatement, intromission, inundation, investiture, irrigation, laving, matrimony, moistening, naming, nicknaming, ordination, penance, rinsing, seven sacraments, sinking, souse, sousing, sparging, spattering, splashing, splattering, spraying, sprinkling, styling, submergence, submersion, swashing, terming, the Eucharist, total immersion, watering, wetting
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