- 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 votaryfrom Classical Latin votus, past participle of vovere, to vow (see vote) + -ary
- consecrated by a vow
- of, or having the nature of, a vow