Vo"ta*ry (?), a. [From L. votus, p. p. vovere to vow, to devote. See Vote, Vow.]

Consecrated by a vow or promise; consequent on a vow; devoted; promised.

Votary resolution is made equipollent to custom. Bacon.

 

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Vo"ta*ry, n.; pl. Votaries ().

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.

"You are already love's firm votary."

Shak.

'T was coldness of the votary, not the prayer, that was in fault. Bp. Fell.

But thou, my votary, weepest thou? Emerson.

 

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