spon·sion | \ ˈspänchən \
Definition of sponsion
1 Roman law : suretyship accessory to oral contracts and available only to Roman citizens
2 : the act of becoming surety especially : a formal pledge made on behalf of another
3 : an act or engagement on behalf of a state undertaken by an agent not specially authorized or by one who exceeds the limits of his authority and requiring for validity ratification by the state
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