From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Votary \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.
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         'T was coldness of the votary, not the prayer, that was
         in fault.                                --Bp. Fell.
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         But thou, my votary, weepest thou?       --Emerson.
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