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12:46 Aug 9, 2000
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase:Godfather
A godfather is the godfather of his son's or daughter's children
Explanation: Godfather: chosen by the parents of a baby child, he is expected to take care of his/her godchild if the event his/her parents die if the child has no other family. Also offers him/her gifts at his/her birthday on various occasions!
Cecile Raffael Canada Local time: 16:04 Native speaker of: French PRO pts in pair: 45
Explanation: Originally, parrain /marraine godfather/godmother are catholic terms.
The godfather and godmother are the 2 people who held the baby for christening. In business nowadays, the French verb "parrainer" is used with the meaning "sponsor".
American Heritage Dictionary definition
Godfather: a A man who sponsors a person at baptism