Definition of votary noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

votary

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈvəʊtəri//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvoʊtəri//
 
(pl. votaries)
 
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votary of somebody/something (formal) a person who worships or loves somebody/something a votary of John Keats Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from Latin vot- ‘vowed’ (from the verb vovere) + -ary.
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