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Definition of votive adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

votive

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈvəʊtɪv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvoʊtɪv//
 
[usually before noun] (specialist)
 
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presented to a god as a sign of thanks votive offerings Word Origin late 16th cent.: from Latin votivus, from votum (‘a vow, wish’, from vovere ‘to vow’). The original sense was ‘expressing a desire’.

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