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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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Canonical Ltd, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, is a global organization headquartered in Europe, committed to the development, distribution and support of open source software products and communities.
It is now looking to secure a commercial sponsor for the prestigious concert.
RFC said no decision had been reached on the Order of Merit's future, although as it has no commercial sponsor, examination of its value appears inevitable.
30pm and the whole programme is supported by totepool, who together with totesport, comprise the biggest commercial sponsor in British racing.
Creating and running the ice rink is entirely reliant on finding a commercial sponsor and, although strenuous efforts have been made to secure a deal, we have not been successful.
But while the partnership will continue in some form for another 12 months,Kejian will not remain Everton's main commercial sponsor due to increased financial commitments in China.
Setanta is now the largest commercial sponsor of Scottish football, having paid pounds 3million to screen 24 live matches this season.
There are no plans to conduct an auction with a commercial sponsor claiming naming rights.
Totesport, the biggest commercial sponsor in British racing continue to support this entire meeting, which also features the pounds 10,000-added totepool Awaybet Nursery Handicap Stakes.
This represents our largest commercial sponsor to date and we are very pleased to welcome them on board.
However, Derby said: "John Smith's Cup day has been a popular fixture for 50 years and it has the long-standing support of an important commercial sponsor.
THE next commercial sponsor of the Derby will be expected to spread its support beyond the confines of Epsom, Jockey Club Racecourses chief executive Andrew Coppel said yesterday, writes Howard Wright.

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