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1. One who assumes responsibility for another person or a group during a period of instruction, apprenticeship, or probation.
2. One who vouches for the suitability of a candidate for admission, as to an organization.
3. A legislator who proposes and urges adoption of a bill.
4. Christianity One who presents a candidate for baptism or confirmation; a godparent.
5. One that finances a project, event, or organization directed by another person or group, such as a business enterprise that pays for radio or television programming in return for advertising time.
tr.v. spon·sored, spon·sor·ing, spon·sors
To act as a sponsor for.

[Late Latin spōnsor, sponsor in baptism, from Latin, surety, from spōnsus, past participle of spondēre, to pledge; see spend- in Indo-European roots.]

spon·so′ri·al (-sôr′ē-əl) adj.
spon′sor·ship′ n.
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George, in his domestic character of Bluffy, to take leave of Quebec and Malta and insinuate a sponsorial shilling into the pocket of his godson with felicitations on his success in life, it is dark when Mr.
Binski has drawn attention to the sponsorial nature of the language, a theme widespread at the time.
There is a place for the church in the postmodern world, not as a sponsorial prop for nation-states but as a community called by the God explicitly named Father, Son, and Holy Spirit." [18] He goes on to add the provocativ e claim that "much of the church's late Constantinian malaise comes from the fact that Christians all too quickly forgot how to be good Jews, yet Jesus and the earliest New Testament Christians did not." [19] Radicalization frees us from having to produce readings that justify Christian political dominance.

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