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GOD. From the Saxon god, good. The source of all good; the supreme being. 1. Every man is presumed to believe in God, and he who opposes a witness on the ground of his unbelief is bound to prove it. 3 Bouv. Inst. u. 3180.
     2. Blasphemy against the Almighty, by denying his being or providence, was an offence punishable at common law by fine and imprisonment, or other infamous corporal punishment. 4 Bl. Corn. 60; 1 East, P. C. 3; 1 Russ. on Crimes, 217. This offence his been enlarged in Pennsylvania, and perhaps most of the states, by statutory provision. Vide Christianity; Blasphemy; 11 Serg. & Rawle, 394.
     3. By article 1, of amendments to the Constitution of the United States, it is provided that "Congress shall make no laws respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." In the United States, therefore, every one is allowed to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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'Pagdasal mo kami lagi ng inaanak mo at gabayan mo kami ha (pray for your goddaughter and me, and always guide us, okay).
Meghan's goddaughters, Remi and Rylan Litt, six and seven respectively, and four-year-old Ivy Mulroney were also bridesmaids.
In the fourth installment of the Gino Gallo Mystery series, Campbell's The Goddaughter Caper is humorous and engaging from the start.
I asked a wide variety of parents and my own goddaughters what is it that makes a good godparent.
Three midwives and a health support worker have all recently celebrated the birth of their grandchildren, while the head of the delivery suite has also welcomed her Goddaughter's baby into the world.
The celebrity chef, who lived in Inveresk, Midlothian, left an estate worth PS33,000 to her goddaughter Sara Wain-Heapy - thanks to an auction of her quirky mementoes.
The breakthrough in the fight over Huguette Clark's estate comes after jury selection started in a trial pitting nearly two dozen of her half-siblings' descendants against a goddaughter, a hospital where she spent her last 20 years, a nurse, doctors, a lawyer and others.\An April 2005 will cut out her distant relatives.
Cpl Larkey was met by his goddaughter Marie, aged seven months, and his nephew Harri, aged seven, on his return.
To my Goddaughter Linda for a lovely Eulogy of Tom's life.
Sadly missed by her former colleagues and students, her goddaughter, Susan Crawford of Canada and very close friends especially the Steiner and Cooper families.
Most of us do, I suspect, and it certainly put a spring in my step when I discovered yesterday morning that my Goddaughter had made it into the university she wanted.