from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A person for whom another serves as sponsor at baptism.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In the liturgical churches, one for whom a person becomes sponsor (godfather or godmother) at baptism; a godson or goddaughter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One for whom a person becomes sponsor at baptism, and whom he promises to see educated as a Christian; a godson or goddaughter. See godfather.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A child whose baptism is sponsored by a godparent. In some cases the relationship is maintained indefinitely, with the godchild being treated much like a niece or nephew.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an infant who is sponsored by an adult (the godparent) at baptism


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god +‎ child


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