Definitions for votiveˈvoʊ tɪv

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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

  2. Origin: [L. votivus, fr. votum a vow: cf. F. votif. See Vow.]

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