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English definition of “baptism”

baptism

noun [C or U]     /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 they have become a member of the Christian Church: infant baptismReligious ceremonies and prayers
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