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PATRINI

Sponsors at baptism. So called from the Medieval Latin term, which means those taking the place of parents. They undertake the office of spiritual patents toward those whom they bring to the baptismal font.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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