votive definition by Webster's New World
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designed to accomplish or fulfill a special intention, promise, etc., or to express thanks or devotion: a votive offering
Origin: Classical Latin votivus ; from votum: see vote
votive definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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: Latin vōtīvus, from vōtum, vow; see vote.
- voˈtive·ly adverb