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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Christianity
godparentgod‧pa‧rent /ˈɡɒdˌpeərənt $ ˈɡɑːdˌper-/ noun [countable]  RRCsomeone who promises at a baptism ceremony to help a child, and to teach him or her Christian values
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godparentWould it, Celia debated with herself, be wrong now to ask her to become a godparent?We suggest that it enables the parents to pay a compliment to close friends by inviting them to be godparents.Next best to family-and sometimes better-are friends who are willing to be godparents.His godparents were to be her sister Sarah, young Jonna and Bob Lamb.We hopeful godparents are getting seriously impatient.For her, the designation of godparent is a sacred trust.She was aware that, because of their circumscribed and antisocial existence, the question of godparents would probably pose yet another problem.Meanwhile, another person, a grandparent or godparent perhaps, will get invaluable alone time with the baby.
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