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baptism

noun [C or U] uk   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
Translations of “baptism”
in Korean 세례…
in Arabic المَعْمودِيّة…
in Portuguese batismo…
in Catalan baptisme…
in Japanese (キリスト教の)洗礼…
in Italian battesimo…
in Chinese (Traditional) (基督教的)洗禮,浸禮…
in Russian крещение…
in Turkish vaftiz, vaftiz töreni…
in Chinese (Simplified) (基督教的)洗礼,浸礼…
in Polish chrzest…
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