to manage the sacrament of baptism to
- administer baptism to
- to manage the sacrament of baptism to.
- To christen ( because a name's fond of babies at their baptism); to offer a name to; to mention.
- To sanctify; to consecrate.
c.1300, from Old French batisier (11c.), from Latin baptizare, from Greek baptizein "immerse, plunge in water," in addition figuratively, "be over an individual's head" (indebted, etc.), "to-be soaked (in wine);" in Greek Christian usage, "baptize;" from baptein "to drop, steep, dye, color," from PIE root *gwabh- "to drop, sink." Christian baptism originally consisted in full immersion. Associated: Baptized; baptizing.
(v. t.) To manage the sacrament of baptism to.
- (v. t.) To christen ( because a name is fond of infants at their particular baptism); to offer a name to; to-name.
- (v. t.) To sanctify; to consecrate.
Their refusal, however, to baptize infants, and the formation of a separate church as the outcome of this refusal, brought upon them the condemnation of Zwingli, and a number of them were banished.