votive offering


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Votive \Vo"tive\, a. [L. votivus, fr. votum a vow: cf. F. votif.
   See Vow.]
   Given by vow, or in fulfillment of a vow; consecrated by a
   vow; devoted; as, votive offerings; a votive tablet. "Votive
   incense." --Keble.
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         We reached a votive stone, that bears the name
         Of Aloys Reding.                         --Wordsworth.
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         Embellishments of flowers and votive garlands.
                                                  --Motley.
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   Votive medal, a medal struck in grateful commemoration of
      some auspicious event.

   Votive offering, an offering in fulfillment of a religious
      vow, as of one's person or property.
      [1913 Webster] -- Vo"tive*ly, adv. -- Vo"tive*ness, n.
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