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compaternity

[kom-puh-tur-ni-tee]
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noun
  1. the relationship between the godparents of a child or between the godparents and the child's parents.
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Origin of compaternity

1400–50; late Middle English compaternite < Medieval Latin compaternitās, equivalent to compater godfather (see com-, pater) + (pater)nitās paternity
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