Charles Buck Theological Dictionary
Godfathers and Godmothers
Persons who, at the baptism of infants, answer for their future conduct, and solemnly promise that they will renounce the devil and all his works, and follow a life of piety and virtue; and by these means lay themselves under an indispensable obligation to instruct them, and watch over their conduct.
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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Godfathers and Godmothers'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/cbd/g/godfathers-and-godmothers.html. 1802.