the pouring on of water or other liquid, as in the rite of baptism.

1605–15; < Late Latin affūsiōn- (stem of affūsiō a pouring upon), equivalent to affūs(us) (past participle of affundere; see af-, fuse2) + -iōn- -ion

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affusion (əˈfjuːʒən)
aspersion Compare immersion the baptizing of a person by pouring water onto his head
[C17: from Late Latin affūsiōn- a pouring upon, from affundere, from fundere to pour]

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Anglicans baptize by submersion, immersion, affusion or sprinkling.
It does not imply that any previous form of baptism by affusion or sprinkling is invalid.
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