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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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During the awards evening Penn also announced that as well as being the first sponsor of the Innovation Awards, it is also very proud to become the first commercial sponsor of Wales' 11 times Paralympic swimming gold medalist, David Roberts.
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Canonical Ltd, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, and SpikeSource, a provider of open source solutions, have announced that SpikeSource will certify its business-ready open source applications for Ubuntu, and deliver support for Ubuntu through its growing channel of solution providers.
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In a first for the club, they will not have a commercial sponsor on their famous blue and white stripes.
It also made history in the UK last year when Premiership football club Aston Villa decided to forego a lucrative commercial sponsor deal and place the Acorns name on its shirt instead, echoing a move by Spanish giants Barcelona to bear the Unicef crest on their kit.

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