Definition of godparent noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

godparent

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈɡɒdpeərənt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡɑːdperənt//
 
Relations, Raising children, Religious ceremonies
 
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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 See related entries: Relations, Raising children, Religious ceremonies
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