the relationship between the godparents of a child or between the godparents and the child's parents.

Nearby words

  1. compassion club,
  2. compassion fatigue,
  3. compassionate,
  4. compassionate conservative,
  5. compassionately,
  6. compathy,
  7. compatible,
  8. compatriot,
  9. compazine,
  10. compañera

Origin of compaternity

1400–50; late Middle English compaternite < Medieval Latin compaternitās, equivalent to compater godfather (see com-, pater) + (pater)nitās paternity Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019