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baptism

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the process or an instance of being formally placed in an office or organization
  • the baptism of the new members of the college fraternity

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The first known use of baptism was in the 14th century

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“Baptism.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/baptism. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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