baptism

  • 1 Baptism — • One of the Seven Sacraments of the Christian Church; frequently called the first sacrament , the door of the sacraments , and the door of the Church Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Baptism     Baptism …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 2 baptism — BAPTÍSM s.n. Doctrină şi sectă creştină protestantă care consideră că botezul trebuie să fie acordat numai adulţilor creştini ce se căiesc de păcatul originar. – Din fr. baptisme. Trimis de paula, 17.03.2002. Sursa: DEX 98  baptísm s. n. Trimis… …

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  • 3 Baptism — Baptism: Baptism  альбом словенской индастриал группы «Laibach» Baptism  альбом Ленни Кравица См. такде Баптизм …

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  • 4 baptism — c.1300, bapteme, from O.Fr. batesme, bapteme (11c., Mod.Fr. baptême), from L. baptismus, from Gk. baptismos, noun of action from baptizein (see BAPTIZE (Cf. baptize)). The s restored in later 14c. Figurative sense is from late 14c. The Anglo… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 baptism — ► NOUN ▪ the Christian rite of sprinkling a person with water or immersing them in it, symbolizing purification and admission to the Christian Church. ● baptism of fire Cf. ↑baptism of fire DERIVATIVES baptismal adjective. ORIGIN from Greek… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 baptism — [bap′tiz΄əm] n. [ME & OFr baptesme < LL(Ec) baptisma, Christian baptism < L, a dipping under < Gr < baptizein: see BAPTIZE] 1. a baptizing or being baptized; specif., the ceremony or sacrament of admitting a person into Christianity… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Baptism — Bap tism, n. [OE. baptim, baptem, OF. baptesme, batisme, F. bapt[^e]me, L. baptisma, fr. Gr. ba ptisma, fr. bapti zein to baptize, fr. ba ptein to dip in water, akin to baqy s deep, Skr. g[=a]h to dip, bathe, v. i.] The act of baptizing; the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 baptism — index call (title) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 baptism — [n] church rite; initiation ablution, baptismal, christening, debut, dedication, dunking, immersion, introduction, launching, lustration, purgation, purge, purification, rite of passage, ritual, sanctification, sprinkling; concepts 367,377 …

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  • 10 Baptism — This article is about the Christian religious ceremony. For other uses, see Baptism (disambiguation). Baptism of Neophytes by Masaccio, 15th century, Brancacci Chapel, Florence.[ …

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  • 11 baptism —    At the time of the Reformation, the sacraments, those ceremonial acts that dramatized biblical events even as they served as a sign of God s presence, became a key issue between Roman Catholics and Protestants and among Protestants themselves …

    Encyclopedia of Protestantism

  • 12 baptism — baptismal /bap tiz meuhl/, adj. baptismally, adv. /bap tiz euhm/, n. 1. Eccles. a ceremonial immersion in water, or application of water, as an initiatory rite or sacrament of the Christian church. 2. any similar ceremony or action of initiation …

    Universalium

  • 13 baptism — The Greek word for the rite of baptism means ‘to dip in’ or ‘to wash’ but the classical meaning of drowning or overwhelming is found in the LXX (Isa. 21:4), and there is a suggestion of this sense in the NT when Jesus predicts his coming… …

    Dictionary of the Bible

  • 14 baptism —    A spiritual rite of transformation, rebirth, initiation, and EXORCISM. In the Christian tradition, baptism protects a soul against evil and the snares of the DEVIL. In POSSESSION cases, a DEMONIAC who is exorcised must be rebaptized.… …

    Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology

  • 15 baptism — n. 1) to administer baptism 2) to accept, receive, undergo baptism 3) (misc.) the baptism of fire * * * [ bæptɪz(ə)m] receive undergo baptism (misc.) the baptism of fire to accept to administer baptism …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 BAPTISM —    RITUAL immersion or sprinkling with water symbolic of REPENTANCE and NEW BIRTH. It developed in JUDAISM prior to the time of JESUS and became a central practice in the work of JOHN THE BAPTIST and became the CHRISTIAN RITUAL of INITIATION.… …

    Concise dictionary of Religion

  • 17 Baptism — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Baptism: A Journey Through Our Time est un album de Joan Baez, sorti en 1968. Baptism est un album de Lenny Kravitz, sorti en 2004. Baptism est un manga… …

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  • 18 baptism — bap|tis|m [ˈbæptızəm] n [U and C] 1.) a Christian religious ceremony in which someone is touched or covered with water to welcome them into the Christian faith, and sometimes to officially name them →↑christening 2.) baptism of/by fire a… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 baptism — UK [ˈbæpˌtɪz(ə)m] / US [ˈbæpˌtɪzəm] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms baptism : singular baptism plural baptisms a ceremony in which someone is touched or covered with water to welcome them into the Christian religion • a baptism of fire …

    English dictionary

  • 20 Baptism — A ceremonial rite instituted by our Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins and regeneration by water and the Holy Spirit. In baptism one is admitted into the fellowship of the church, becomes one of her well known members, and is known of… …

    Dictionary of church terms