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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Godfather  \God"fa`ther\,  v.  t. 
  To  act  as  godfather  to  to  take  under  one's  fostering  care 
  [R.]  --Burke. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Godfather  \God"fa`ther\,  n.  [AS.  godf[ae]der.  Cf  {Gossip}.] 
  A  man  who  becomes  sponsor  for  a  child  at  baptism,  and  makes 
  himself  a  surety  for  its  Christian  training  and  instruction. 
 
  There  shall  be  for  every  Male-child  to  be  baptized, 
  when  they  can  be  had  two  Godfathers  and  one  Godmother; 
  and  for  every  Female,  one  Godfather  and  two  Godmothers; 
  and  Parents  shall  be  admitted  as  Sponsors,  if  it  is 
  desired.  --Book  of 
  Common  Prayer 
  (Prot.  Episc. 
  Ch.,  U.  S.  ). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  godfather 
  n  1:  any  man  who  serves  as  a  sponsor  for  a  child  at  baptism 
  2:  someone  having  a  relation  analogous  to  that  of  a  male 
  sponsor  to  his  godchild 




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