- baptism for the dead
- : the baptism of a living person as proxy for one who has died unbaptized (as practiced in modern times by Mormons)
* * *the baptism of a living person in the place of and for the sake of one who has died unbaptized: now practiced chiefly by Mormons.
* * *baptism for the dead nounThe vicarious baptism of a living for an unbaptized dead Christian• • •Main Entry: ↑baptize
Useful english dictionary. 2012.