Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun baptism

1 sense of baptism

Sense 1
baptism -- (a Christian sacrament signifying spiritual cleansing and rebirth; "most churches baptize infants but some insist on adult baptism")
       => sacrament -- (a formal religious ceremony conferring a specific grace on those who receive it; the two Protestant ceremonies are baptism and the Lord's Supper; in the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church there are seven traditional rites accepted as instituted by Jesus: baptism and confirmation and Holy Eucharist and penance and holy orders and matrimony and extreme unction)

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