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Definition of Godfather


  1. A man who becomes sponsor for a child at baptism, and makes himself a surety for its Christian training and instruction.
  2. To act as godfather to; to take under one's fostering care.

Godfather Quotations

I grew up babysitting and always enjoyed it. I love family. A couple of my closest friends have kids, and I'm their godfather, and that's one of my greatest pleasures in life, just picking them up from school and hanging out with them.
Matthew Perry

International affairs is very much run like the mafia. The godfather does not accept disobedience, even from a small storekeeper who doesn't pay his protection money. You have to have obedience; otherwise, the idea can spread that you don't have to listen to the orders, and it can spread to important places.
Noam Chomsky

Do we root for Michael Corleone in the 'Godfather' films? I think so, even if he is a monster.
Jacques Audiard

Listen, man: I am not the industrial godfather, king, whatever. I don't relish that title. I don't like it. I think it's limiting. I do country, I do blues. I don't just go straight.
Al Jourgensen

I think that Poe is so resonant because he represents that part of us that is in misery or sorrowful or wants to explore the darkness. He wrote a great story called 'The Imp of the Perverse' about the instinct towards self-destruction. Poe is the godfather of Goth literature and that whole movement.
John Cusack
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Godfather Translations

godfather in Dutch is peetvader, naamgever, peter, peet
godfather in French is parrain
godfather in German is Pate, Taufpate
godfather in Hungarian is keresztapa
godfather in Italian is padrino
godfather in Norwegian is gudfar
godfather in Spanish is apadrinar
godfather in Swedish is fadder
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