Definition of godparent in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡɒdpɛːr(ə)nt/


A person who presents a child at baptism and promises to take responsibility for their religious education.
Example sentences
  • Even in a ‘private’ baptism, the godparents represent the community of faith.
  • At the baptism, the Christian godparent would answer the questions that imply Christian belief.
  • This is a lifelong relationship, and many godparents have managed to reconnect with their godson or goddaughter.

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