votary


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Votary \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.
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         Votary resolution is made equipollent to custom.
                                                  --Bacon.
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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.
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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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