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An example use of baptism in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… so they argued that baptism a cleansing …”
Baptism is the Christian sacrament of admission into the Christian Church, usually involving the use of water.
the word baptism occurs in english on average 6.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.