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
baptismalplay \bap-ˈtiz-məl, especially Southern bab-\ adjective
baptismallyplay \-mə-lē\ adverb
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 and Etymology 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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