noun com·paternity \¦käm+\

Definition of compaternity



  1. :  the spiritual relation between the godparents of a child; also :  the spiritual relationship between godparents and the child's actual parents

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Origin and Etymology of compaternity

Middle English compaternite, from Medieval Latin compaternitas, from compater godfather, after Latin pater father: Late Latin paternitas paternity — more at compeer

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