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"godparent" in British English

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godparentnoun [C]

uk   /ˈɡɒdˌpeə.rənt/  us   /ˈɡɑːdˌper.ənt/
(in the ​Christianreligion) a ​person who, at a ​baptismceremony, ​promises to ​help a new ​member of the ​religion, usually a ​child, in ​religious and ​moralmatters
(Definition of godparent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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godparentnoun [C]

 us   /ˈɡɑdˌpær·ənt, -ˌpeər-/
an ​adult who is ​partlyresponsible for the ​moral and ​Christianreligiousdevelopment of another person's ​child
(Definition of godparent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “godparent”
in Chinese (Simplified) (基督教中的)教父,教母…
in Turkish vaftiz anne babası…
in Russian крестный отец, крестная мать…
in Chinese (Traditional) (基督教中的)教父,教母…
in Polish (rodzic) chrzestny…
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