noun, plural vo·ta·ries. Also vo·ta·rist.
Origin of votary
Synonyms for votary
Related Words for votaryenthusiast, devotee, adherent, amateur, aficionado, fanatic, follower, zealot, addict, admirer, disciple, buff, votarist
Examples from the Web for votary
Historical Examples of votary
Not lightly must that votary be proved, who fain would free a people.Alroy
Never was a votary endowed with a faith at once so lively and so capricious.Tancred
It pre-supposes in its votary a mind essentially mercantile.The Young Duke
Thus it was that she kept her oaths; thus she repaid her votary.The World's Desire
H. Rider Haggard and Andrew Lang
“I, as well as you Americans, can be the votary of business,” answered Ram Juna.Jewel Weed
Alice Ames Winter
noun plural -ries also: votarist
Word Origin for votary
1540s, "one consecrated by a vow," from Latin votum (see vow). Originally "a monk or nun," general sense of "ardent devotee of some aim or pursuit" is from 1591 (in Shakespeare, originally in reference to love).