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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Godfather.
 
To stand godfather. To pay the reckoning, godfathers being generally chosen for the sake of the present they are expected to make the child at the christening or in their wills.   1
 


 Goddess Mothers (The).Godfathers. 

 
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