godparent

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noun god·par·ent \ˈgäd-ˌper-ənt also ˈgȯd-\

Definition of godparent

  1. :  a sponsor at baptism

Examples of godparent in a sentence

  1. My aunt and uncle are also my godparents.

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First Known Use of godparent

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GODPARENT Defined for English Language Learners

godparent

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noun god·par·ent \ˈgäd-ˌper-ənt also ˈgȯd-\

Definition of godparent for English Language Learners

  • : a person who promises to help teach and guide someone in religious matters as part of a Christian baptism ceremony : a godfather or godmother


GODPARENT Defined for Kids

godparent

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noun god·par·ent \ˈgäd-ˌper-ənt\

Definition of godparent for Students

  1. :  a sponsor at baptism



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