ex-voto

[eks-voh-toh]
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noun, plural ex-vo·tos.

a painting or other object left as an offering in fulfillment of a vow or in gratitude, as for recovery from an illness or injury.

Origin of ex-voto

First recorded in 1815–25, ex-voto is from the Latin word ex vōtō literally, out of a vow

ex voto

[eks woh-toh; English eks voh-toh]

adjective, adverb Latin.

from, or in pursuance of, a vow.

Origin of ex voto

First recorded in 1815–25
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British Dictionary definitions for ex-voto

ex voto

adverb, adjective

in accordance with a vow

noun

an offering made in fulfilment of a vow
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