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godson

[god-suhn] /ˈgɒdˌsʌn/
noun
1.
a male godchild.
Origin of godson
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English godsunu. See God, son
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  • I have thought, ever since, that he knew something about my birth, and of my being the prince's godson.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • Your kind letter, with your kind remembrance of your godson, came safe.

  • "Some day, perhaps," said M. de Kercadiou vaguely, and swept his godson out.

    Scaramouche Rafael Sabatini
  • I would I were Rothschild, or his son, or his godson, to beg your acceptance of them.

    Roland Cashel Charles James Lever
  • He told me that the young man is my godson, and he asked me to protect him.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • I heard all about my godson in whom, however, I took less interest than I said I did.

    The Way of All Flesh Samuel Butler
British Dictionary definitions for godson

godson

/ˈɡɒdˌsʌn/
noun
1.
a male godchild
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Word Origin and History for godson
n.

"male child one sponsors at baptism," c.1200, from God + son.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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