Part of speech: noun

A reservoir or place in a church, for baptizing, as by immersion.

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Usage examples "baptistery":

  1. The Baptistery is rich in colour both without and within. - "A Wanderer in Florence", E. V. Lucas.
  2. Having finished this chapel, Buonamico was passing through Arezzo, when he was detained by the Bishop Guido, who had heard that he was a cheerful companion, as well as a good painter, and who wished him to remain for a time in that city, to paint the chapel of the episcopal church, where the baptistery now is. - "Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects, and Curiosities of Art, (Vol. 2 of 3)", Shearjashub Spooner.
  3. They desired to have a baptistery in their house, to which the blessed Pius not only consented, but with his own hand drew the plan of the fountain. - "Walks in Rome", Augustus J.C. Hare.