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godchild

[god-chahyld] /ˈgɒdˌtʃaɪld/
noun, plural godchildren.
1.
a child for whom a godparent serves as sponsor at baptism.
2.
a child for whom a godparent serves as sponsor.
Origin
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English; see God, child
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British Dictionary definitions for godchildren

godchild

/ˈɡɒdˌtʃaɪld/
noun (pl) -children (-ˌtʃɪldrən)
1.
a person, usually an infant, who is sponsored by adults at baptism
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Word Origin and History for godchildren

godchild

n.

"child one sponsors at baptism," c.1200, from God + child.

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