Definitions

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  • n. A designated space within a church, or a separate room or building associated with a church, where a baptismal font is located, and consequently, where the sacrament of Christian baptism (via aspersion or affusion) is performed.
  • n. An indoor pool used for baptism by immersion.

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  • n. bowl for baptismal water

Etymologies

From Latin baptistērium; equivalent to baptism +‎ -ry. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It was sometimes known as the baptistry because of its steep roof and pointed window and doorway and because it was built above a particularly pretty part of the river, where it flowed beneath a stone bridge before spilling over a short but steep waterfall.

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  • The drama studio "stage" is actually flat to the floor all the way back to a raised area at the back called the baptistry it is after all a converted church, so in order to have an area higher things are built up with rostra and to create walls, large wooden frames with canvas stretched over know as flats are erected.

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  • The baptistry is a long, narrow pool, arranged to resemble

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  • In the baptistry is a font of hammered copper, probably made either at

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  • I remember walking into church "sanctuaries" and the first thing most people see in plain sight on the wall right next to the baptistry is the attendance board that ironically seemed to show the priorities of the congregation.

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  • The outside of the baptistry is a cylinder with a cone on top, but the inside is a dome.

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  • The baptistry was a cemented pit directly under the pulpit rostrum, over which we had our stage when we sang "Queen

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  • Warning: You will cry like a baby in the baptistry.

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  • Beyond the fact that he was writing music in the mid-1470s, almost nothing is known about him until July 1485, when he became one of the singers at the baptistry of S.

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  • Roman and Lombardic tombs, inscriptions and artifacts have been found at Riva San Vitale where there is a famous 5th century baptistry.

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