Adjective "baptist" definition and examples

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

Pronunciation

/ˈbaptɪst/

Definitions and examples

noun

A member of a Protestant Christian denomination advocating baptism only of adult believers by total immersion. Baptists form one of the largest Protestant bodies and are found throughout the world and especially in the US.
  1. 'Lutherans, Anglicans, Baptists and evangelicals complete the broad tapestry.'
  2. 'There are also significant populations of Christians, mainly Baptists and Catholics.'
  3. 'Adventists come in as many shades as Baptists, Pentecostals and Methodists do.'
  4. 'Some of these groups, including the Baptists, Quakers, and Mennonites, developed their own forms of worship.'
  5. 'The 1644 confession was reprinted several times and was the basis of the rapid expansion of the Baptists through the 1650s.'
  6. 'I only long that we as individuals and as Calvinistic Baptists be Godlike in our response to this calamity.'
  7. 'After all, more than half of American evangelicals are either Baptists or non-denominational.'
  8. 'These include Baptists, Moravians and various kinds of Brethren.'
  9. 'Most of the people are Roman Catholics, Anglican, Methodists, Baptists, or Mennonites.'
  10. 'Such worship links Pentacostals closely to southern evangelical Baptists.'
A person who baptizes someone.

    More definitions

    1. a member of a Christian denomination that baptizes believers by immersion and that is usually Calvinistic in doctrine.

    2. (lowercase) a person who baptizes.

    3. the Baptist, John the Baptist. adjective

    4. Also, Baptistic. of or relating to Baptists or their doctrines or practices.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "churches can be baptist."

    "ministers can be baptist."

    "universities can be baptist."

    "conventions can be baptist."

    "leaders can be baptist."

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    Origin

    (Baptist)Middle English (in baptist (sense 2)): from Old French baptiste, via ecclesiastical Latin from ecclesiastical Greek baptistēs, from baptizein ‘immerse, baptize’.