a person who is bound by solemn religious vows, as a monk or a nun.
an adherent of a religion or cult; a worshiper of a particular deity or sacred personage.
a person who is devoted or addicted to some subject or pursuit: a votary of jazz.
a devoted follower or admirer.
consecrated by a vow.
of or relating to a vow.
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How to use votary in a sentence
The musical profession of Philadelphia has long had a valuable votary in the person of William Appo, an accomplished pianist.
At the end of the trial, however, each votary sacrifices a joint of the little finger of one hand to the bad spirit.Ancient Faiths And Modern | Thomas Inman
She ceases to be herself or to bless her votary unless she is faced stark and faced fearlessly.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind | Herbert George Wells
Perhaps she was born for other things—born to be a votary of Venus, but not to content any man as his lawful wife.Bella Donna | Robert Hichens
St. Peter, vexed at losing so faithful a votary, besought God to admit the monk into Paradise.
British Dictionary definitions for votary
RC Church Eastern Churches a person, such as a monk or nun, who has dedicated himself or herself to religion by taking vows
a devoted adherent of a religion, cause, leader, pursuit, etc
ardently devoted to the services or worship of God, a deity, or a saint
- votaress or votress, fem n
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