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2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sponsor \Spon"sor\ (-s[~e]r), noun [L., from spondere, sponsum, to engage one's self. See {Spouse}.]

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.

3. A person who vouches for another as fit for some post or task; as, one needs two sponsors to be considered for membership. [PJC]

4. A person or group that assumes financial responsibility for some activity, and may or may not participate in its organization and execution. [PJC]

5. A person or organization, usually a commercial organization, which pays the cost of an activity, such as a radio or television broadcast, and in return is given the right to advertise itself or its products as part of the activity; as, now a word from our sponsor. [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

sponsor

noun

1: someone who supports or champions something [syn: {patron}, {sponsor}, {supporter}]

2: an advocate who presents a person (as for an award or a degree or an introduction etc.) [syn: {presenter}, {sponsor}]

verb

1: assume sponsorship of [syn: {sponsor}, {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}, {sponsor}] [ant: {boycott}]


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In the interest of FULL DISCLOSURE, there is a particularly interesting partial SCREENSHOT of the home page here.

I used Abduction! for Firefox or Webpage Screenshot for Chrome to get this series of SCREENSHOTS.

Electronic Frontier Foundation Golden Key Campaign

I don't want Uncle Sam having my SIM Card PRIVATE keys.

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This is a Thumbnail of the particularly interesting partial SCREENSHOT above. The really fine print is not legible, but if it's slightly oversized, it can be read in the thumbnail. Generally, in the thumbnail, you can't read the fine print. In the fine print I say that I'm using all of these copyrighted and trademarked seals and logos and images without the permission of the intellectual property owners. I am stating that these parties are not endorsing my website and that I am not related to them in any capacity. I state that my ideas and suggestions might affect them or might be related to their industries or areas of interests and that I am addressing these parties and institutions.

I allow commentary on the home page and variants of "Cool." I may not stay with DISQUS but right now it suits me - at least in these places.

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Thursday, March 5, 2015 4:05:36 PM Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

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