Definition of Godparent

1. Noun. A person who sponsors someone (the godchild) at baptism.

Specialized synonyms: Godfather, Godmother
Generic synonyms: Patron, Sponsor, Supporter



Definition of Godparent

1. Noun. The person who stood for a child during a naming ceremony or baptism ¹

2. Noun. A godfather or godmother ¹

3. Noun. One who cares for a child if untimely demise is met by the parents ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Godparent

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Godparent

godmoders
godmoding
godmother
godmothered
godmotherhood
godmothering
godmotherly
godmothers
godord
godords
godovikovite
godown
godowns
godpapa
godpapas
godparent (current term)
godparents
godroon
godroons
gods
godsend
godsends
godsent
godship
godships
godsib
godsibs
godsister
godsisters
godso

Literary usage of Godparent

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1. The Coming Generation by William Byron Forbush (1912)
"THE ART OF BEING A godparent IN that idyll of early Christian symbolism known as infant baptism, a minor character comes into momentary importance, ..."

2. The Religions of Modern Syria and Palestine: Lectures Delivered Before Lake by Frederick Jones Bliss (1912)
"which command is supposed to be obeyed by the godparent at once. In the same way, after the godparent with the child in the arms has been turned to face the ..."

3. Things Chinese: Or, Notes Connected with China by James Dyer Ball (1904)
"The child still remains in its natural parents' house, and, in the event of its parents dying, the so-called godparent is not bound to take the child into ..."

4. The New Church Law on Matrimony by Joseph Julius Charles Petrovits, Catholic Church (1919)
"01 A godparent should he chosen even in private baptism. Should such a baptism be administered without a godparent, his presence is required when the ..."

5. Transactions by Ecclesiological Society (1905)
"When this popular mode of speaking of the godparent at confirmation as '• at the bishop " was once established, it was no great step to speak of the ..."

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