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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. [1913 Webster] 'T was coldness of the votary, not the prayer, that was in fault. --Bp. Fell. [1913 Webster] But thou, my votary, weepest thou? --Emerson. [1913 Webster]