godson

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From Middle English godsone, godsune, from Old English godsunu (godson), equivalent to god +‎ son. Cognate with Danish gudsøn (godson), Swedish gudson (godson), Icelandic guðsonur (godson).

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godson (plural godsons)

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

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