Baptistries
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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