Definitions for votaryˈvoʊ tə ri
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
vo•ta•ryˈvoʊ tə ri(n.)(pl.)-ries also -rists.
a devoted worshiper of a deity, saint, etc., or a devout adherent of a religion.
a person who is devoted to some subject or pursuit; devotee:
a votary of jazz.
a devoted follower or admirer.
a person who is bound by solemn religious vows.
Origin of votary:
1540–50; < L vōt(um) a vow
one bound by vows to a religion or life of worship or service
"monasteries of votaries"
a priest or priestess (or consecrated worshipper) in a non-Christian religion or cult
"a votary of Aphrodite"
a devoted (almost religiously so) adherent of a cause or person or activity
"the cultured votary of science"
A person, such as a monk or nun, who lives a religious life according to vows they have made
A devotee of a particular religion or cult
A devout or zealous worshipper
Someone who is devoted to a particular pursuit etc; an enthusiast.
consecrated by a vow or promise; consequent on a vow; devoted; promised
one devoted, consecrated, or engaged by a vow or promise; hence, especially, one devoted, given, or addicted, to some particular service, worship, study, or state of life