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Definition of godparent noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

godparent

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈɡɑdˌpɛrənt//
 
 
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a person who promises at a Christian baptism ceremony to be responsible for a child (= his or her godchild ) and to teach them about the Christian religion
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