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Definition of "votary" []

  • A person bound by vows to live a life of religious worship or service. (noun)
  • A devout adherent of a cult or religion; a committed worshiper: the votaries of Aphrodite. (noun)
  • A person who is fervently devoted, as to a leader or ideal; a faithful follower. (noun)
  • A person who is filled with enthusiasm, as for a pursuit or hobby; an enthusiast. (noun)
  • A person, such as a monk or nun, who has dedicated himself or herself to religion by taking vows (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A devoted adherent of a religion, cause, leader, pursuit, etc (noun)
  • Ardently devoted to the services or worship of God, a deity, or a saint (adjective)

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Use "votary" in a sentence
  • "Moily, who's credited with streamlining engineering admission process structure in Karnatata (where caste-based reservations for various OBC communities often posed a systemic problem, until Moily, as then chief minister, streamlined the process), has also been known as a votary of caste-based census."
  • "In future I shall become what is called a votary, and shall cut down my spirits to the narrowest limit. ""
  • "These are the consistent, patterned actions of a votary of approval-seeking and compelled conciliation."