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godchild (n.)

"child one sponsors at baptism," c. 1200, "in ref. to the spiritual relation assumed to exist between them" [Century Dictionary], from God + child. The Old English word was godbearn

updated on March 25, 2015

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Definitions of godchild from WordNet

godchild (n.)
an infant who is sponsored by an adult (the godparent) at baptism;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.