Definitions for votiveˈvoʊ tɪv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vo•tiveˈvoʊ tɪv(adj.)

  1. offered, dedicated, performed, etc., in accordance with a vow, often as an act of veneration or of gratitude for a favor granted:

    a votive offering.

  2. of the nature of or expressive of a wish or desire.

Origin of votive:

1585–95; < L vōtīvus=vōt(um) a vow+-īvus -ive


Princeton's WordNet

  1. votive(adj)

    dedicated in fulfillment of a vow

    "votive prayers"


  1. votive(Noun)

    a hymn or chant dedicated to a particular saint, or to the Virgin Mary

  2. votive(Adjective)

    dedicated or given in fulfillment of a vow or pledge

    She placed a votive offering at the shrine.

  3. votive(Adjective)

    of, expressing or symbolizing a vow

    The church was lit by votive candles.

  4. Origin: From votivus, from votum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Votive(adj)

    given by vow, or in fulfillment of a vow; consecrated by a vow; devoted; as, votive offerings; a votive tablet


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