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[pah-th ree-naw; English puh-dree-noh] /pɑˈðri nɔ; English pəˈdri noʊ/
noun, plural padrinos
[pah-th ree-naws; English puh-dree-nohz] /pɑˈðri nɔs; English pəˈdri noʊz/ (Show IPA).
a godfather.
a person's protector, patron, or mentor. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I now mounted, Ramon Duran coming on his horse alongside as "padrino," to accompany me, and help to guide the horse.

    Blanco y Colorado William C. Tetley
  • The padrino chosen to stand with Maximina was a cavalry captain, an old comrade of the bridegroom's.

    Maximina Armando Palacio Valds
  • Those he nominated referred to him as their padrino or godfather.

  • No circumstances could ever justify the cavalier in bearing arms against his padrino.

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