- offered, given, dedicated, etc., in accordance with a vow: a votive offering.
- performed, undertaken, etc., in consequence of a vow.
- of the nature of or expressive of a wish or desire.
Origin of votive
Examples from the Web for votive
You can now find her hooded image on cars, necklaces, votive candles, tattoos, and altars across Mexico and the United States.America’s Fastest Growing Death Holiday Is From Mexico
November 1, 2014
The image registers, simultaneously, as both very crude and utterly credible, like a votive offering to our technological age.Candle in the (Digital) Wind
January 7, 2013
It was his votive gift to the saint and may be seen there to this day.Lords of the North
A. C. Laut
About his votive offerings let it suffice to have said so much.The History Of Herodotus
However, no votive offering is hung around the cashier's office.Original Short Stories, Volume 7 (of 13)
Guy de Maupassant
She was not a frequent attendant now at her father's votive building.A Laodicean
They brought them wreaths of flowers and other votive offerings.Margaret of Anjou
- offered, given, undertaken, performed or dedicated in fulfilment of or in accordance with a vow
- RC Church optional; not prescribed; having the nature of a voluntary offeringa votive Mass; a votive candle
Word Origin and History for votive
1590s, "dedicated or given in fulfillment of a vow," from Middle French votif, from Latin votivus "of or pertaining to a vow, conforming to one's wishes," from votum (see vow).