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baptismnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈbæp.tɪ.zəm/ us   /ˈbæp.tɪ.zəm/
a Christian ceremony in which a person has water poured on their head, or is covered for a very short time in water, in order to show that that person has become a member of the Christian Church: infant baptism
(Definition of baptism from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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baptismnoun [C]

us   /ˈbæpˌtɪz·əm/ /ˈbæb-/
a Christian ceremony in which water is poured over someone’s head or the person is briefly covered completely by water, and is named as a Christian: We’re hoping to be able to get to Pasadena for the baptism of our grandson.
(Definition of baptism from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “baptism”
in Arabic المَعْمودِيّة…
in Korean 세례…
in Portuguese batismo…
in Catalan baptisme…
in Japanese (キリスト教の)洗礼…
in Chinese (Simplified) (基督教的)洗礼,浸礼…
in Turkish vaftiz, vaftiz töreni…
in Russian крещение…
in Chinese (Traditional) (基督教的)洗禮,浸禮…
in Italian battesimo…
in Polish chrzest…
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