godchild
noun Date: 13th century a person for whom another person becomes sponsor at baptism

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  • Godchild — God child , n. One for whom a person becomes sponsor at baptism, and whom he promises to see educated as a Christian; a godson or goddaughter. See {Godfather}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • godchild — child one sponsors at baptism, c.1200, from GOD (Cf. God) + CHILD (Cf. child) …   Etymology dictionary

  • godchild — ► NOUN (pl. godchildren) ▪ a person in relation to a godparent …   English terms dictionary

  • godchild — [gäd′chīld΄] n. pl. godchildren [gäb′chil΄drən] [ME] the person for whom a godparent is sponsor …   English World dictionary

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  • godchild — UK [ˈɡɒdˌtʃaɪld] / US [ˈɡɑdˌtʃaɪld] noun [countable] Word forms godchild : singular godchild plural godchildren UK [ˈɡɒdˌtʃɪldrən] / US [ˈɡɑdˌtʃɪldrən] a child that a godparent promises to support and give religious education to during the… …   English dictionary

  • godchild — noun A child whose baptism is sponsored by a godparent. In some cases the relationship is maintained indefinitely, with the godchild being treated much like a niece or nephew. Mary stood as godmother for little Arny, her godchild. See Also:… …   Wiktionary

  • godchild — god|child [ gad,tʃaıld ] (plural god|chil|dren [ gad,tʃıldrən ] ) noun count a child that a godparent promises to support and give religious education to during the Christian ceremony of baptism. A female godchild is called a goddaughter and a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • godchild — [[t]gɒ̱dtʃaɪld[/t]] godchildren N COUNT: usu with poss In the Christian religion, your godchild is a person that you promise to help bring up in the Christian faith …   English dictionary

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