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Meaning of BAPTISTERY

Pronunciation:  'baptisturee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  bowl for baptismal water
 

BAPTISTERY is a 10 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: baptismal font, baptistry, font
 
 See Also: basin

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Bap"tis*ter*y\,Baptistry \Bap"tis*try\, n.; pl.
{Baptisteries}, {-tries} (?). [L. baptisterium, Gr. ?: cf. F.
baptist[`e]re.] (Arch.)
   (a) In early times, a separate building, usually
       polygonal, used for baptismal services. Small churches
       were often changed into baptisteries when larger
       churches were built near.
   (b) A part of a church containing a font and used for
       baptismal services.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: affusion, ambry, apse, aspergation, aspersion, baptism, baptismal gown, baptismal regeneration, baptizement, blindstory, chancel, choir, chrismal, christening, cloisters, confessional, confessionary, crypt, diaconicon, diaconicum, Easter sepulcher, font, immersion, infusion, nave, porch, presbytery, rood loft, rood stair, rood tower, sacrarium, sacristy, sprinkling, total immersion, transept, triforium, vestry
 

 

 

 

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