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 Godfather.God’frey. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Godfathers.
 
Jurymen, who are the sponsors of the criminal.   1
        “In christening time thou shalt have two godfathers. Had I been judge, thou shouldst have had ten more to bring thee to the gallows, not to the font.”—Shakespeare: Merchant of Venice, iv. 1.
 


 Godfather.God’frey. 

 
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