1. One who binds himself to answer for another, and is responsible for his default; a surety.
2. One who at the baptism of an infant professes the Christian faith in its name, and guarantees its religious education; a godfather or godmother.
n 1: someone who supports or champions something [syn: patron,
2: an advocate who presents a person (as for an award or a
degree or an introduction etc.) [syn: presenter]
v 1: assume sponsorship of [syn: patronize, patronise]
2: assume responsibility for or leadership of; "The senator
announced that he would sponsor the health care plan"
3: do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or
client of [syn: patronize, patronise, shop, shop at,
buy at, frequent] [ant: boycott, boycott]