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- n. A person honoured at the Jewish brit milah by holding the baby boy before, or as, the mohel performs the circumcision.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Jewish usage, one who holds the infant during the ceremony of circumcision and acts the part of a godfather.
Hebrew סנדק, "companion of child". (Wiktionary)