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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Baptist  \Bap"tist\,  n.  [L.  baptista,  G.  ?] 
  1.  One  who  administers  baptism;  --  specifically  applied  to 
  John,  the  forerunner  of  Christ.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  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}. 
 
  Note:  In  doctrine  the  Baptists  of  this  country  [the  United 
  States]  are  Calvinistic,  but  with  much  freedom  and 
  moderation.  --Amer.  Cyc. 
 
  {Freewill  Baptists},  a  sect  of  Baptists  who  are  Arminian  in 
  doctrine,  and  practice  open  communion. 
 
  {Seventh-day  Baptists},  a  sect  of  Baptists  who  keep  the 
  seventh  day  of  the  week,  or  Saturday,  as  the  Sabbath.  See 
  {Sabbatarian}.  The  Dunkers  and  Campbellites  are  also 
  Baptists. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Baptist 
  adj  :  of  or  pertaining  to  or  characteristic  of  the  Baptist  church; 
  "Baptist  baptismal  practices"  [syn:  {Baptist}] 
  n  :  follower  of  Baptistic  doctrines  [syn:  {Baptist}] 




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