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sponsor

noun advocate, auctor, backer, benefactor, champion, favorer, guarantor, guardian, insurer, patron, promoter, protector, succorer, surety, sympathizer
Associated concepts: sponsor of legislation

sponsor

verb accept responsibility for, act as surety for, answer for, assure, back, be responsible for, befriend, certify, champion, defend, endorse, ensure, favor, finance, financier, guarantee, insure, patronize, pay for, promote, protect, provide for, put up the money, stand behind, subscribe to, support, sustain, sympathize, take responsibility for, underwrite, uphold, vouch for, warrant
Associated concepts: sponsor a bill
See also: avouch, backer, bestow, capitalize, creditor, espouse, finance, fund, guarantee, guarantor, guardian, invest, nurture, organize, partisan, patron, promote, promoter, proponent, protect, surety, underwrite

SPONSOR, civil law. He who intervenes for another voluntarily and without being requested. The engagement which he enters into is only accessory to the principal. Vide Dig. 17, 1, 18; Nov. 4, ch. 1 Code de Com. art. 158, 159; Code Nap. 1236 Wolff, Inst. Sec. 1556.

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He said that Italy supports the negotiations between the government and People's Movement (North Sector) which is sponsered by the African Union (AU), appreciating the government acceptance to Mbeki's proposals on18 February and the important role being played bySudan in support of the IGAD mediation and the ceasefire agreement in South Sudan.
The Mud Ninja was the first of many races, 5ks, and other fitness programs sponsered by UCAAMN.
I would rather see my kid with a shirt sponsered by a loan company than previous sponsors like McEwans Lager, and anyway nobody forces you to use their services.