godparent

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godparent

a person who stands sponsor to another at baptism
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Jussen's treatment of godparenthood occupies the largest and most detailed section of his book.
57) This last item, meaning the nurturing and kindly attitude of a godparent to his godchild and the honor godchildren were supposed to show their godfather implies that the ties in Florentine godparenthood were close.
He finds that conciliar legislation was applied in northern Italy in a manner that reduced the acceptable models of godparenthood to one: that of a single godfather/ godmother couple.
In many societies, forms of fictive kinship like godparenthood that incorporate outsiders are as strong as blood ties (and this was how, in fact, many Kosovar Albanians saw their relationship with NATO).