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Baptism meaning

baptism - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of baptizing; the application of water to a person, as a sacrament or religious ceremony, by which he is initiated into the visible church of Christ. This is performed by immersion, sprinkling, or pouring.
  2. 2. Use of water, as a sacramental rite.

baptism - examples of usage

  1. Finally, in due order, comes the actual baptism. - "The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries", W. Y. Evans Wentz.
  2. I allude to something in the office for the Private Baptism of Children. - "A Short History of the Book of Common Prayer", William Reed Huntington.
  3. The most voluminous of the additions made to the Prayer Book, in 1661, were the Office for the Baptism of Adults and the Forms of Prayer to be used at Sea. - "A Short History of the Book of Common Prayer", William Reed Huntington.
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