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baptisteries


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  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[`e]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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