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"baptism" in British English

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baptismnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈbæp.tɪ.zəm/
a ​Christianceremony in which a ​person has ​waterpoured on ​theirhead, or is ​covered for a very ​shorttime 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 ​Christianceremony in which ​water is ​poured over someone’s ​head or the ​person is ​brieflycoveredcompletely by ​water, and is named as a ​Christian: We’re hoping to be ​able to get to Pasadena for the baptism of ​ourgrandson.
(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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