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godparent

noun [C]     /ˈɡɒdˌpeə.rənt/ US  /ˈɡɑːdˌper.ənt/
(in the Christian religion) a person who, at a baptism ceremony, promises to help a new member of the religion, usually a child, in religious and moral mattersNon-blood relations
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