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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Godson(e, n. [e.m.E. and ME. godson, OE. godsunu.] A godson. — a1500 Colk. Sow iii. 81.
Colkelby … with them socht To his god [ms. gud] sone
1533 Boece xv. xiv. 600 b.
Ane vthir William Douglas, his avn god son
1582 Edinb. Test. XI. 34.
My godsone Daniell Maxwell
1598 Ib. XXXI. 334.
My brother sone and god soue
1610 Ib. (see Godfader).

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