- a person bound by a vow or promise, esp. one bound to religious vows, as a monk or nun
- a person devoted to a particular religion or object of worship; devout worshiper
- a devoted or ardent supporter, as of a cause, ideal, etc.
- a person who is devoted to any game, study, pursuit, etc.
Origin of votary; from Classical Latin votus, past participle of vovere, to vow (see vote) + -ary
- consecrated by a vow
- of, or having the nature of, a vow
- a. A person bound by vows to live a life of religious worship or service.b. A devout adherent of a cult or religion; a committed worshiper: the votaries of Aphrodite.
- A person who is fervently devoted, as to a leader or ideal; a faithful follower.
- A person who is filled with enthusiasm, as for a pursuit or hobby; an enthusiast.
Origin of votaryFrom Latin v&omacron;tum, vow; see vote.
(comparative more votary, superlative most votary)
- Consecrated by a vow or promise; consequent on a vow; devoted; promised.
From Latin votus, past participle of vovere (“to vow, to devote").