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a building or a part of a church in which baptism is administered.
(especially in Baptist churches) a tank for administering baptism by immersion.
Historical Examples

Two grand porphyry columns, supporting an entablature, formed the portico of the baptistery, opposite side to where we entered.
Rambles in Rome S. Russell Forbes

Probably it was a combination of baptistery with tomb-church.
The Ground Plan of the English Parish Church A. Hamilton Thompson

In the forenoon we visited the cathedral, the baptistery and the Boboli gardens.
Louis Spohr’s Autobiography Louis Spohr

This was done, and the baptistery was erected in its first form.
The Cathedral Builders Leader Scott

The baptistery is accessible by steps both from the basilica and the narthex.
The Shores of the Adriatic F. Hamilton Jackson

The baptistery was built by Magister Diotisalvi, somewhere about 1152.
The Cathedral Builders Leader Scott

This was the Capitol of the ancient city, and probably a street ran between the baptistery and the cathedral.
The Shores of the Adriatic F. Hamilton Jackson

Guido was then called to Pisa, to sculpture the altar and font in the baptistery there.
The Cathedral Builders Leader Scott

By these “second gates” are of course meant Ghiberti’s second gates: in reality the “third gates” of the baptistery.
The Story of Florence Edmund G. Gardner

The baptistery is to the south of the aisle that was the original church.
A Spring Walk in Provence Archibald Marshall


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