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English Dictionary: baptistery by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. bowl for baptismal water [syn: baptismal font, baptistry, baptistery, font]
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Baptistery \Bap"tis*ter*y\,Baptistry \Bap"tis*try\, n.; pl.
      {Baptisteries}, {-tries} ([?]). [L. baptisterium, Gr. [?]:
      cf. F. baptist[8a]re.] (Arch.)
            (a) In early times, a separate building, usually
                  polygonal, used for baptismal services. Small churches
                  were often changed into baptisteries when larger
                  churches were built near.
            (b) A part of a church containing a font and used for
                  baptismal services.
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