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Meaning of VOTARY

Pronunciation:  'vowturee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a devoted (almost religiously so) adherent of a cause or person or activity; "the cultured votary of science"
  2. [n]  a priest or priestess (or consecrated worshipper) in a non-Christian religion or cult; "a votary of Aphrodite"
  3. [n]  one bound by vows to a religion or life of worship or service; "monasteries of votaries"

VOTARY is a 6 letter word that starts with V.


 See Also: adherent, bacchant, bacchante, disciple, non-Christian priest, priest, religious, vestal virgin



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Vo"ta*ry\, a. [From L. votus, p. p. vovere to vow, to
    devote. See {Vote}, {Vow}.]
    Consecrated by a vow or promise; consequent on a vow;
    devoted; promised.
          Votary resolution is made equipollent to custom.
  2. \Vo"ta*ry\, n.; pl. {Votaries}.
    One devoted, consecrated, or engaged by a vow or promise;
    hence, especially, one devoted, given, or addicted, to some
    particular service, worship, study, or state of life. ``You
    are already love's firm votary.'' --Shak.
          'T was coldness of the votary, not the prayer, that was
          in fault.                                --Bp. Fell.
          But thou, my votary, weepest thou?       --Emerson.