designed to accomplish or fulfill a special intention, promise, etc., or to express thanks or devotion: a votive offering
Origin of votiveClassical Latin votivus from votum: see vote
- Given or dedicated in fulfillment of a vow or pledge: a votive offering.
- Expressing or symbolizing a wish, desire, or vow: a votive prayer; votive candles.
Origin of votiveLatin vōtīvus from vōtum vow ; see vote .
(comparative more votive, superlative most votive)
From Latin vÅtÄ«vus (“votive"), from vÅtum (“vow").