Definition of godparent in English:

godparent

Syllabification: god·par·ent
Pronunciation: /ˈgädˌpe(ə)rənt, -ˌpar-
 
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noun

  • A person who presents a child at baptism and responds on the child’s behalf, promising to take responsibility for the child’s religious education.
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    • 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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