godparent

noun god·par·ent \ ˈgäd-ˌper-ənt also ˈgȯd- \
Updated on: 19 Apr 2018

Definition of godparent

: 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

1693


GODPARENT Defined for English Language Learners

godparent

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

noun god·par·ent \ ˈgäd-ˌper-ənt \

Definition of godparent for Students

: a sponsor at baptism


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