baptist


baptist
baptist [bap′tist]
n.
[ME & OFr baptiste < LL (Ec) baptista, a baptizer (esp. John the Baptist) < Gr baptistēs: see BAPTIZE]
1. a person who baptizes
2. [B-] a member of a Protestant denomination holding that baptism should be given only to believers after confession of faith and by immersion rather than sprinkling
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the Baptist
John the Baptist

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