noun ana·bap·tism \ˌa-nə-ˈbap-ˌti-zəm\

Definition of anabaptism

  1. 1 capitalized a :  the doctrine or practices of the Anabaptistsb :  the Anabaptist movement

  2. 2 :  the baptism of one previously baptized

Origin and Etymology of anabaptism

New Latin anabaptismus, from Late Greek anabaptismos rebaptism, from anabaptizein to rebaptize, from Greek ana- again + baptizein to baptize

First Known Use: 1575

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