Definitions of baptist

  1. follower of Baptistic doctrines Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. of or pertaining to or characteristic of the Baptist church; "Baptist baptismal practices"; "a Baptist minister" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. One of a denomination of Christians who deny the validity of infant baptism and of sprinkling, and maintain that baptism should be administered to believers alone, and should be by immersion. See Anabaptist. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. One who administers baptism; - specifically applied to John, the forerunner of Christ. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. One who baptizes: one who approves only of adult baptism by immersion. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. One who baptises; one who holds only to baptism by immersion. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. One holding that the only valid baptism is the immersion of a believer; originally, one who baptizes. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. One of a religious sect which opposes infant baptism; John the Baptist. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for baptist

  1. Fawcett was minister of an humble Baptist congregation in Wainsgate when, in 1772, he received a call to a large London church. – The Story of Our Hymns by Ernest Edwin Ryden
  2. St. John Baptist and four other Saints. – Great Masters in Painting: Perugino by George C. Williamson