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bap·tis·ter·yalso bap·tis·try (băp′tĭ-strē)
n. pl. bap·tis·ter·ies also bap·tis·tries
1. A part of a church or a separate building used for baptizing.
2. A font used for baptism.
[Middle English baptisterie, from Old French, from Late Latin baptistērium, from Greek baptistērion, from baptizein, to baptize; see baptize.]
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bap•tis•ter•y(ˈbæp tə stri, -tɪs tə ri)
n., pl. -ter•ies.
1. a building or a part of a church in which baptism is administered.
2. (esp. in Baptist churches) a tank for administering baptism by immersion.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Late Latin baptistērium < Greek baptistḗrion bathing place]
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Either a separate building or the part of a church reserved for the performance of the rite of baptism.
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basin - a bowl-shaped vessel; usually used for holding food or liquids; "she mixed the dough in a large basin"
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