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Meaning of CHRISTEN

Pronunciation:  'krisun

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  administer baptism to; "The parents had the child baptized"

CHRISTEN is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: baptise, baptize
 See Also: call, name



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Chris"ten\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Christened}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Christening}.] [AS. cristnian to make a Christian,
fr. cristen a Christian.]
1. To baptize and give a Christian name to.

2. To give a name; to denominate. ``Christen the thing what
   you will.'' --Bp. Burnet.

3. To Christianize. [Obs.] --Jer. Taylor.

4. To use for the first time. [Colloq.]

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