Definition of Godson

1. Noun. A male godchild.

Generic synonyms: Godchild



Definition of Godson

1. n. A male for whom one has stood sponsor in baptism. See Godfather.

Definition of Godson

1. Noun. A male child whose baptism is sponsored by a godparent. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Godson

1. a male godchild [n -S] - See also: godchild

Medical Definition of Godson

1. A male for whom one has stood sponsor in baptism. See Godfather. Origin: AS. Godsunu. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Godson

godparent
godparents
godroon
godroons
gods
godsend
godsends
godsent
godship
godships
godsib
godsibs
godsister
godsisters
godso
godson (current term)
godsons
godsos
godspeeds
godward
godwards
godwink
godwit
godwits
goe
goedkenite
goel
goeland
goelands
goels

Literary usage of Godson

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Neither the son nor the godson became a pattern of wit and good breeding; ... A complete edition of Chesterfield's 'Letters to His godson' did not appear ..."

2. Archives of Maryland by Maryland Historical Society (1891)
"That at the house of Phillip Hide, Richard Manship Said to Peter godson you Said you would prove my wife a Witch, Peter godson answered Gentlemen take ..."

3. Ruling Cases by Irving Browne, Leonard Augustus Jones, James Tower Keen, John Melville Gould (1901)
"godson, 8 De 0. H. & 0. 152. — Bole. REPUGNANCY. HOLMES v. godson ... godson. 8 De GM & G. 152-167 (9. c. 25 LJ Ch. 317). Will. — Gift Absolutely vested. ..."

4. Poems by Harriet McEwen Kimball (1889)
"TO MY godson, CEH (Sexagesima, 1886.) A YEAR ago I received you, dear child, •^^ From the waters of Baptism ; oil your brow The sign of the Kingdom ..."

5. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Common Pleas, and by Great Britain Court of Common Pleas, William John Broderip, Peregrine Bingham (1820)
"godson, Gent. v. HOME. tA CTION for defamation. Upon the trial of the The Defend- cause at the Worcester Spring Assizes, 1819, ..."

6. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances by Charles Wareing Endell Bardsley (1901)
"godson.—(i) Bapt. ' the son of Gode ' or'Good. A common fontal name (v. ... the godson,' ie the spiritual relation. It is curious to note that godson and ..."

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