usually capitalized : one who practices daily or frequent baptism or ceremonial ablution
specifically : a member of an ancient Jewish sect

Word History


Medieval Latin Hemerobaptista, from Greek Hēmerobaptistēs, from hēmero- (from hēmera day) + baptistēs baptizer

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“Hemerobaptist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hemerobaptist. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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