godparent

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From god +‎ parent, modelled after godfather, godmother, godsib, etc.

Noun[edit]

godparent (plural godparents)

  1. The person who stood for a child during a naming ceremony or baptism
  2. A godfather or godmother
  3. One who cares for a child if untimely demise is met by the parents

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