American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From LatinvōtÄ«vus (“votive"), from vōtum (“vow").
Votive Sentence Examples
A large number of votive terra-cotta figures, vases and lamps were found in the course of the excavations.
Never take anything in with you except maybe some sample votive candles.
Whether these observations were systematic or individual, and how they were recorded, are points of which we are quite ignorant, as the theory that the votive tablets in the temples supplied such materials must be abandoned.
Very many of them are votive inscriptions and contain little more than the names of gods and princes or private men.
Near the university, and separated from the Ring by a garden, stands the votive church in Alsergrund, completed in 1879, and erected to commemorate the emperor's escape from assassination in 1853, one of the most elaborate and successful of modern Gothic churches (Ferstel).