Part of speech: noun

The act of baptizing; the sacramental use of water in acknowledgment of consecration to Christ.

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Usage examples "baptism":

  1. The eldest son of Baptism had been prostrated. - "Biographical Essays", Thomas de Quincey.
  2. They had had their baptism by fire and had acquitted themselves well. - "Left End Edwards", Ralph Henry Barbour.
  3. To- day, as I prayed, it was borne in upon me that thou shouldst be with me in the waters of baptism." - "The Mormon Prophet", Lily Dougall.