Definition of Baptistery

1. Noun. Bowl for baptismal water.

Exact synonyms: Baptismal Font, Baptistry, Font
Generic synonyms: Basin

Definition of Baptistery

1. n. In early times, a separate building, usually polygonal, used for baptismal services. Small churches were often changed into baptisteries when larger churches were built near.

Definition of Baptistery

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of baptistry) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Baptistery

1. [n -RIES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Baptistery

baptises
baptisia
baptisias
baptising
baptism
baptism by fire
baptism of fire
baptismal
baptismal font
baptismal name
baptismally
baptisms
baptisms by fire
baptisms of fire
baptisteries
baptistery (current term)
baptistic
baptistical
baptistries
baptistry
baptitoxine
baptizable
baptizand
baptizands
baptization
baptizations
baptize
baptized
baptizement
baptizements

Literary usage of Baptistery

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A History of Architecture in All Countries, from the Earliest Times to the by James Fergusson (1893)
"The basilica, on the other hand, was equally sacred with the baptistery, and soon came to ... The circular church called the baptistery at Bonn (Woodcut No. ..."

2. Monuments of the Early Church by Walter Lowrie (1906)
"FURNITURE OF THE baptistery The arrangement of the baptistery requires but brief ... In the Lateran baptistery Constantino constructed a font of porphyry, ..."

3. A History of Architecture in Italy from the Time of Constantine to the Dawn by Charles Amos] [Cummings (1901)
"baptistery, lutely plain, except at the top of the upper wall, which has an arched ... The baptistery of Parma is one of the most remarkable of the group, ..."

4. A History of Architectural Development by Frederick Moore Simpson (1911)
"The baptistery of Florence is an octagonal building of the early twelfth century, about 85 feet in diameter. ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"The modern baptistery is merely that part of the church set apart for baptism. ... The earliest existing baptistery is that of the Lateran, ..."

6. Italy : Handbook for Travellers: Second Part, Central Italy and Rome by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1890)
"In the SW corner is the baptistery of S. Giovanni in Fonte (see below), ... This was long the only baptistery at Rome, and afforded a model for all later ..."

7. A General History of the Baptist Denomination in America, and Other Parts of by David Benedict (1813)
"I shall here insert an account of a baptism performed by the pope in the baptistery of St. John Lateran, about the eighth or ninth century. ..."

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