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baptistery

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bap=tist=er=y

CIDE DICTIONARY

baptisteryn. [L. baptisterium, Gr. baptisth`rion: cf. F. baptistère.].
     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.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

baptistery, n. (also baptistry) (pl. -ies)
1 a the part of a church used for baptism. b hist. a building next to a church, used for baptism.
2 (in a Baptist chapel) a sunken receptacle used for total immersion.

Etymology
ME f. OF baptisterie f. eccl.L baptisterium f. eccl.Gk baptisterion bathing-place f. baptizo BAPTIZE

THESAURUS

baptistery

Easter sepulcher, affusion, ambry, apse, aspergation, aspersion, baptism, baptismal gown, baptismal regeneration, baptizement, blindstory, chancel, choir, chrismal, christening, cloisters, confessional, confessionary, crypt, diaconicon, diaconicum, font, immersion, infusion, nave, porch, presbytery, rood loft, rood stair, rood tower, sacrarium, sacristy, sprinkling, total immersion, transept, triforium, vestry

ROGET THESAURUS

baptistery

Temple

N temple, place of worship, house of God, house of prayer, temple, cathedral, minster, church, kirk, chapel, meetinghouse, bethel, tabernacle, conventicle, basilica, fane, holy place, chantry, oratory, synagogue, mosque, marabout, pantheon, pagoda, joss house, dogobah, tope, kiosk, kiack, masjid, parsonage, rectory, vicarage, manse, deanery, glebe, Vatican, bishop's palace, Lambeth, altar, shrine, sanctuary, Holy of Holies, sanctum sanctorum, sacristy, sacrarium, communion table, holy table, Lord's table, table of the Lord, pyx, baptistery, font, piscina, stoup, aumbry, sedile, reredos, rood loft, rood screen, chancel, quire, choir, nave, aisle, transept, vestry, crypt, golgotha, calvary, Easter sepulcher, stall, pew, pulpit, ambo, lectern, reading desk, confessional, prothesis, credence, baldachin, baldacchino, apse, belfry, chapter house, presbytery, anxious-bench, anxious-seat, diaconicum, jube, mourner's bench, mourner's seat, cloisters, churchyard, monastery, priory, abbey, friary, convent, nunnery, cloister, claustral, cloistered, monastic, monasterial, conventual, ne vile fano, there's nothing ill can dwell in such a temple.


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