Adjective "baptismal" definition and examples

(Baptismal may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/bapˈtɪzməl/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Relating to the Christian rite of baptism.
  1. 'baptismal rites'
  2. 'Because white baptismal clothing is absolutely essential, poor parents reportedly spend food money on the appropriate dress.'
  3. 'Baptismal traditions are determined by the religious denomination of the family.'
  4. 'The font, decorated with five baptismal scenes, rests on feet in the form of cattle.'
  5. 'His critique of baptismal theology, however, was not solely directed at British Baptists.'
  6. 'Eight granite columns with marble Corinthian capitals encircle the baptismal basin, now much degraded.'

More definitions

1. Ecclesiastical. a ceremonial immersion in water, or application of water, as an initiatory rite or sacrament of the Christian church.

2. any similar ceremony or action of initiation, dedication, etc.

3. a trying or purifying experience or initiation.

4. Christian Science. purification of thought and character.

More examples(as adjective)

"fonts can be baptismal."

"names can be baptismal."

"ceremonies can be baptismal."

"services can be baptismal."

"regenerations can be baptismal."

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Origin

(baptism)