baptist

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noun bap·tist \ ˈbap-tist , especially Southern ˈbab- also ˈbab-dist \

Definition of baptist

1 :one that baptizes
2 capitalized :a member or adherent of an evangelical Protestant denomination marked by congregational polity and baptism by immersion of believers only

Baptist

adjective

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First Known Use of baptist

13th century



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