Definition of baptistery
: a part of a church or formerly a separate building used for baptism
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According to the ministry, the baptistery was taken to an atrium outside the door of one of the courtrooms and filled with water.
The judge consented, according to A.R.M., which supplied the baptistery.
The ministry described what happened next: When the baptistery was filled, the Deputy Marshall brought General Manuel Antonio Noriega into the courtroom to be baptized.
The 11th-century church at the site had a baptistery, nave and altar that were largely intact, though its walls had cracked enough to let in sunlight and rain.
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