Definitions for votaryˈvoʊ tə ri

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vo•ta•ryˈvoʊ tə ri(n.)(pl.)-ries also -rists.

also vo′ta•rist

  1. a devoted worshiper of a deity, saint, etc., or a devout adherent of a religion.

    Category: Religion

  2. a person who is devoted to some subject or pursuit; devotee:

    a votary of jazz.

  3. a devoted follower or admirer.

  4. a person who is bound by solemn religious vows.

    Category: Religion

Origin of votary:

1540–50; < L vōt(um) a vow

Princeton's WordNet

  1. votary(noun)

    one bound by vows to a religion or life of worship or service

    "monasteries of votaries"

  2. votary(noun)

    a priest or priestess (or consecrated worshipper) in a non-Christian religion or cult

    "a votary of Aphrodite"

  3. votary(noun)

    a devoted (almost religiously so) adherent of a cause or person or activity

    "the cultured votary of science"


  1. votary(Noun)

    A person, such as a monk or nun, who lives a religious life according to vows they have made

  2. votary(Noun)

    A devotee of a particular religion or cult

  3. votary(Noun)

    A devout or zealous worshipper

  4. votary(Noun)

    Someone who is devoted to a particular pursuit etc; an enthusiast.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Votary(adj)

    consecrated by a vow or promise; consequent on a vow; devoted; promised

  2. Votary(noun)

    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


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