Votary definition

vōtə-rē
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A devoted or ardent supporter, as of a cause, ideal, etc.
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A person bound by a vow or promise, esp. one bound to religious vows, as a monk or nun.
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A person who is devoted to any game, study, pursuit, etc.
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A person who is filled with enthusiasm, as for a pursuit or hobby; an enthusiast.
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A person bound by vows to live a life of religious worship or service.
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A devout adherent of a cult or religion; a committed worshiper.

The votaries of Aphrodite.

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A person devoted to a particular religion or object of worship; devout worshiper.
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Consecrated by a vow.
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Of, or having the nature of, a vow.
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Consecrated by a vow or promise; consequent on a vow; devoted; promised.
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A person, such as a monk or nun, who lives a religious life according to vows they have made.
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A devotee of a particular religion or cult.
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Someone who is devoted to a particular pursuit etc; an enthusiast.
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A person who is fervently devoted, as to a leader or ideal; a faithful follower.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
votary
Plural:
votaries

Origin of votary

  • From Latin vōtum vow vote

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin votus, past participle of vovere (“to vow, to devote").

    From Wiktionary