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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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Proponents of stricter immigration controls are trying to use the courts to make public health officials collect medical fees from the sponsors of legal immigrants who can't pay their bills.
Summary: Amends the Social Security Act to permit the Secretary of Health and Human Services to enter into direct negotiations between drug manufacturers and pharmacies, and between Medicare prescription drug plan sponsors and Medicare Advantage organizations offering prescription drug plans, to promote best prices for Medicare beneficiaries.
Beginning in 2001, TEI has invited various firms to become sponsors of its Midyear and Annual Conferences.
So Narducci and organizers of gay pride events across the country are lining up corporate sponsors to help foot the bills.
This active group has redefined itself to improve services to both members and sponsors.
Sponsors themselves have strategic goals that they want to implement, which can range from extending geographic reach to acquiring product lines, servicing capability or expertise in specific markets.
Corporate sponsors help to fund the symphony's performances.
We also thank our sponsors, partners, supporters and advertisers, for without their valuable support, these Awards luncheons would not be possible.