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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The city's two football clubs backed the initiative on a poster declaring the event was "sponsered'' by Dundee City Council.
Very recently, she also contributed to a committee-drafted report on elder abuse sponsered by the Manitoba Action Committee on the Status of Women.
To keep her on track her friends and family sponsered her, helping her to raise pounds 185 for the Baby Care Appeal at UHCW Charity where she works.
Sponsered by Ministry of Rural Development of the state, the fair aimed at providing a platform to rural artisans and members of various local Self Help Groups.