Votive meaning

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Given or dedicated in fulfillment of a vow or pledge.

A votive offering.

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Expressing or symbolizing a wish, desire, or vow.

A votive prayer; votive candles.

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Designed to accomplish or fulfill a special intention, promise, etc., or to express thanks or devotion.

A votive offering.

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She placed a votive offering at the shrine.

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Of, expressing or symbolizing a vow; and by extension a thick cylindrical candle.

The church was lit by votive candles.

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(music) A hymn or chant dedicated to a particular saint, or to the Virgin Mary.
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Origin of votive

  • Latin vōtīvus from vōtum vow vote

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

  • From Latin vōtÄ«vus (“votive"), from vōtum (“vow").

    From Wiktionary