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sponsor

1. a legislator who presents and supports a bill, motion, etc.
2. 
a. an authorized witness who makes the required promises on behalf of a person to be baptized and thereafter assumes responsibility for his Christian upbringing
b. a person who presents a candidate for confirmation

sponsor

[′spän·sər]
(communications)
The advertiser who pays part or all of the cost of a television or radio program.
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Canonical Ltd, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, is a global organization headquartered in Europe, committed to the development, distribution and support of open source software products and communities.
The name of Acorns Children's Hospice Trust will be emblazoned across Villa's shirts for next season, instead of a lucrative commercial sponsor.
There are no plans to conduct an auction with a commercial sponsor claiming naming rights.
However, Derby said: "John Smith's Cup day has been a popular fixture for 50 years and it has the long-standing support of an important commercial sponsor.
CAMBRIDGE, England, November 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ARM (; ) and Canonical Ltd, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu(R), today announced that it will bring the full Ubuntu Desktop operating system to the ARMv7 processor architecture to address demand from device manufacturers.
Totesport, the biggest commercial sponsor in British racing continue to support this entire meeting, which also features the pounds 10,000-added totepool Awaybet Nursery Handicap Stakes.
But while the partnership will continue in some form for another 12 months,Kejian will not remain Everton's main commercial sponsor due to increased financial commitments in China.
Setanta is now the largest commercial sponsor of Scottish football, having paid pounds 3million to screen 24 live matches this season.
12 /PRNewswire/ -- Canonical Ltd, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, and SpikeSource, a provider of open source solutions, today announced that SpikeSource will certify its business-ready open source applications for Ubuntu, and deliver support for Ubuntu through its growing channel of solution providers.
This represents our largest commercial sponsor to date and we are very pleased to welcome them on board.
The main commercial sponsor West, part of the Reemtsma cigarette empire, signed a five-year pounds 64million deal to have its logo emblazoned across Coulthard's overalls, helmet and car.
THE next commercial sponsor of the Derby will be expected to spread its support beyond the confines of Epsom, Jockey Club Racecourses chief executive Andrew Coppel said yesterday, writes Howard Wright.

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