(noun) The equitable and mutually beneficial aspect of the sponsor-sponsee relationship in AA, where both parties experience personal growth, support, and insight; the balance and reciprocity within this unique partnership; a sense of shared learning, growth, and support; the mutual benefits and fairness that can be found within this relationship, where both parties contribute to each other’s recovery and personal development; from Latin “com” (with, together) and “pensis” (weight, importance) and “sponsoria” (sponsorship) and “aequitas” (equity, fairness).

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