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What does "Votary" mean?


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

Example: "The cultured votary of science" Example: "A votary of Aphrodite"