Simple Definition of baptism
: a Christian ceremony in which a small amount of water is placed on a person's head or in which a person's body is briefly placed under water
Full Definition of baptism
1 a : a Christian sacrament marked by ritual use of water and admitting the recipient to the Christian community b : a non-Christian rite using water for ritual purification c Christian Science : purification by or submergence in Spirit
2 : an act, experience, or ordeal by which one is purified, sanctified, initiated, or named
Examples of baptism in a sentence
There were over 100 baptisms at our church last year.
He received the sacrament of baptism as an infant.
Origin of baptism
Middle English baptisme
First Known Use: 14th century
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BAPTISM Defined for Kids
Definition of baptism for Students
: the act or ceremony of baptizing
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