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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
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sponsor

[′spän·sər]
(communications)
The advertiser who pays part or all of the cost of a television or radio program.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Mascom has sponsored Mmadinare Athletic Clubs for the past 10 years while Sports View, Gaborone International Meet organisers, continue to secure a number of sponsorships.
| Small Business Award - sponsored by Castlegate Shopping Centre, Gateshead College and North East Business and Innovation Centre.
7:30 p.m.: "Trolls" outdoor movie, sponsored by Steeleville Appraisal.
Sponsored by Yamaha Corporation of America--Orchestral String Department
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Overall winner, and winner of the masterplanned communities category sponsored by Lend Lease was Nabil Gholam Architecture and Planning, for Doha Gardens, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia.
Sponsored by Bell Canada, the event featured a keynote address by Jerome Quenneville, president and CEO of Sault Area Hospital.
Upcoming events sponsored by CoreNet include its annual Summer Social on August 5th at Natirar in Peapack, N.J., as well as the annual golf outing slated to be held on September 13th at the Mountain Ridge Country Club in West Caldwell, N.J.
First, it may be a stretch for the company to argue that it would not have sponsored a plan--particularly when its competitors offer retirement plans--to avoid the top-heavy contribution.
In addition, these sponsors receive a full-page ad in the Membership Directory and Chapter Newsletter recognition for the sponsoring month, as well as exclusive recognition at the sponsored event.
As many of the most likely candidates for acquisition--health-care entities and property/casualty companies--are mutuals, one type of acquisition likely to be attractive is the sponsored demutualization.
Also, qualified sponsorship payments do not include payments contingent on attendance levels, broadcast ratings or other factors indicating the degree of public exposure of the sponsored activity (Regs.