Baptistery
Baptistery Bap"tis*ter*y,Baptistry Bap"tis*try, n.; pl. {Baptisteries}, {Baptistries}. [L. baptisterium, Gr. baptisth`rion: cf. F. baptist[`e]re.] (Arch.) (a) In early times, a separate building, usually polygonal, used for baptismal services. Small churches were often changed into baptisteries when larger churches were built near. (b) A part of a church containing a font and used for baptismal services. [1913 Webster]

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  • Baptistery — • The separate building in which the Sacrament of Baptism was once solemnly administered, or that portion of the church edifice later set apart for the same purpose Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Baptistery     Baptistery …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • baptistery — (also baptistry) ► NOUN (pl. baptisteries) ▪ a building or part of a church used for baptism …   English terms dictionary

  • baptistery — [bap′tistrē] n. pl. baptistries [bap′tis tər ē, bap′tistrē] n. baptisteries [LL (Ec) baptisterium, baptismal font < L, place for bathing < Gr baptistērion < baptizein,BAPTIZE] 1. a place, esp. a part of a church, used for baptizing 2. a… …   English World dictionary

  • Baptistery — In Christian architecture the baptistery or baptistry (Latin baptisterium ) is the separate centrally planned structure surrounding the baptismal font. The baptistery may be incorporated within the body of a church or cathedral and be provided… …   Wikipedia

  • baptistery — /bap teuh stree, tis teuh ree/, n., pl. baptisteries. 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; < LL baptisterium < Gk baptistérion …   Universalium

  • baptistery —    A baptistery is a building where Baptism is conferred. Although the baptistery in some places is a separate building, more commonly a baptistery is a separate part of the church, such as a chapel; since the Second Vatican Council,the place for …   Glossary of theological terms

  • baptistery —    A building used for baptism in the Christian church. A famous example is the Baptistery of the Duomo, the cathedral in Florence, Italy. Also spelled baptistry …   Glossary of Art Terms

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  • baptistery — or baptistry noun (plural teries or tries) Date: 14th century a part of a church or formerly a separate building used for baptism …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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