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Definitions of FONT
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By Noah Webster.
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
The vessel used in churches as the repository of the baptismal water. When baptism by immersion was practiced the baptistery was furnished with a basin sufficiently capacious to admit of the administration of the rite according to the then prevailing form. When affusion took the place of immersion the size of the basin was diminished, and assumed the dimensions familiar to the tourist in most of the mediaeval churches in Great Britain and upon the Continent. The baptismal font consists of a basin or cup hollowed out of a solid block and supported upon a stem. It is usually of stone sometimes of lead, and sometimes of copper or bronze. In general, the font, in external form and character, followed the prevailing style of architecture and ornamentation. When not in use the font was covered. Originally, the covers were flat movable lids, but were after wards often very highly ornamented, and sometimes carried up to a very considerable height in the form of spires, and enriched with a variety of little buttresses, pinnacles, and other decorations. The baptismal font must not be confounded with the holy-water fount, which usually stands near the entrance of Roman Catholic churches, and from which persons entering sprinkle their forehead.
By Daniel Lyons
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
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By James Champlin Fernald
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
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