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[god-pair-uh nt, -par-] /ˈgɒdˌpɛər ənt, -ˌpær-/
a godfather or godmother.
Origin of godparent
First recorded in 1860-65; God + parent Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • “John honly,” said the godparent, putting in an “h” where it was not needed.

  • A person invited to act as godparent should not refuse without good reason.

    Our Deportment

    John H. Young
  • Marriage is prohibited between persons spiritually related, as between the godparent and the godchild or his descendants.

  • This ceremonial over, each child accompanies his godparent to his home, where a choice meal is served.

    The Religious Life of the Zui Child (Mrs.) Tilly E. (Matilda Coxe Evans) Stevenson
British Dictionary definitions for godparent


a person who stands sponsor to another at baptism
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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