Baptist

Bap"tist

(bp"tst), n. [L. baptista, Gr. baptisth`s.]
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1. One who administers baptism; -- specifically applied to John, the forerunner of Christ. Milton.
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2. One of a denomination of Christians who deny the validity of infant baptism and of sprinkling, and maintain that baptism should be administered to believers alone, and should be by immersion. See Anabaptist.
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In doctrine the Baptists of this country [the United States] are Calvinistic, but with much freedom and moderation. Amer. Cyc.
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Freewill Baptists, a sect of Baptists who are Arminian in doctrine, and practice open communion. -- Seventh-day Baptists, a sect of Baptists who keep the seventh day of the week, or Saturday, as the Sabbath. See Sabbatarian. The Dunkers and Campbellites are also Baptists.
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Bap"tis*ter*y

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Bap"tis*try

} (), n.;
pl. Baptisteries (), Baptistries ().
[L. baptisterium, Gr. baptisth`rion: cf. F. baptistre.] (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.
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