meaning of baptistry

baptistry meaning in General Dictionary

dish for baptismal water

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  • at the beginning of times, another building, often polygonal, employed for baptismal services. Little churches had been usually turned into baptisteries whenever larger churches had been built near.
  • an integral part of a church containing a font and used for baptismal services.

baptistry meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) In early times, an independent building, often polygonal, employed for baptismal services. Tiny churches had been often became baptisteries when bigger churches had been built near.

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  • (n.) An integral part of a church containing a font and utilized for baptismal services.

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These are a part of the choir of the 12th-century palacechurch, and a sixteen-sided baptistry originally consecrated by Pope Leo III.

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