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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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godfathergod‧fa‧ther /ˈɡɒdˌfɑːðə $ ˈɡɑːdˌfɑːðər/ noun [countable]  1 RRCa male godparent2 informalSCC the head of a criminal organization such as the mafia3 the godfather of something
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godfatherFrederic fell a little in love with her, and Margarett considered him a godfather.Charlie was to be Jack's best man and one day he thought he would be godfather to Jack's first child.The godfather of proto-punk guitar slinging, Thunders is memorialized on this 12-cut live disc recorded in Tokyo in 1988.
Godfather, TheThe GodfatherGodfather, The  (1972) a violent US film, based on the book by Mario Puzo, and made by Francis Ford coppola, in which Marlon brando appears as the leader of a powerful mafia family, the Corleone family, and Al Pacino appears as his son. Brando’s character is remembered for saying ‘I’m gonna make you an offer you can’t refuse’, and he organizes murders and other crimes using his family and friends. Two other films, The Godfather Part II and The Godfather Part III, were made about the same family.
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