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bap·tis·ter·y

also 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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baptistry

(ˈbæptɪstrɪ) or

baptistery

n, pl -ries or -eries
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a part of a Christian church in which baptisms are carried out
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a tank in a Baptist church in which baptisms are carried out
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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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Noun1.baptistry - bowl for baptismal waterbaptistry - bowl for baptismal water    
basin - a bowl-shaped vessel; usually used for holding food or liquids; "she mixed the dough in a large basin"
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