[ UK /bˈæptɪzəm/ ]
[ US /ˈbæptɪzəm/ ]
  1. a Christian sacrament signifying spiritual cleansing and rebirth
    most churches baptize infants but some insist on adult baptism
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How To Use baptism In A Sentence

  • My daughter fixed the ceremony with the Vicar some weeks ago and we have arranged a baptismal party. GOODBYE CURATE
  • The Christian ceremony of baptism is a symbolic act.
  • Further, with this requirement Japanese Baptists had to loosen the requirement of believer's baptism by immersion and tolerate various other baptismal traditions.
  • The development of a ball made out of celluloid was a breakthrough, and led to the onomatopoeic baptism of the game. Play Ball!
  • The Church wishes to be certain that all its children are baptized; so when there is any doubt about the first Baptism, it baptizes again conditionally, that is, the priest says in giving the Baptism over again: If you are not baptized already, I baptize you now. Baltimore Catechism No. 4 (of 4) An Explanation of the Baltimore Catechism of Christian Doctrine
  • From whichsoever of these motives it might be, true it is, that many of them came over to our religion, and were initiated into it by baptism.
  • They wouldn't mind doing sick calls and being with the dying or even doing some marriage preparation, some weddings, some baptisms.
  • Corvey, preached the gospel in Jutland (Jylland) and the Danish isles, and soon won the confidence of the young ruler, although he did not succeed in persuading him to receive baptism. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability
  • Griots entertain at ceremonies such as baptisms and marriages.
  • Its second task, in short, is to make activists of baptismal initiates.
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