Seventh-day Baptists
Baptist Bap"tist (b[a^]p"t[i^]st), n. [L. baptista, Gr. baptisth`s.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who administers baptism; -- specifically applied to John, the forerunner of Christ. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. One of a denomination of Christians who deny the validity of infant baptism and of sprinkling, and maintain that baptism should be administered to believers alone, and should be by immersion. See {Anabaptist}. [1913 Webster]

Note: In doctrine the Baptists of this country [the United States] are Calvinistic, but with much freedom and moderation. --Amer. Cyc. [1913 Webster]

{Freewill Baptists}, a sect of Baptists who are Arminian in doctrine, and practice open communion.

{Seventh-day Baptists}, a sect of Baptists who keep the seventh day of the week, or Saturday, as the Sabbath. See {Sabbatarian}. The Dunkers and Campbellites are also Baptists. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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