baptism: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (bap'tiz-um), [key]
- a ceremonial immersion in water, or application of water, as an initiatory rite or sacrament of the Christian church.
- any similar ceremony or action of initiation, dedication, etc.
- a trying or purifying experience or initiation.
- purification of thought and character.
- baptism (Thesaurus)