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Meaning of "votary" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD VOTARY

From Latin vōtum a vow, from vovēre to vow.
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PRONUNCIATION OF VOTARY

votary  [ˈvəʊtərɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF VOTARY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Votary can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES VOTARY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Religious vows

Religious vows are the public vows made by the members of religious communities pertaining to their conduct, practices and views. In the Buddhist tradition, in particular within the Mahayana and Vajrayana tradition, many different kinds of religious vows are taken by the lay community as well as by the monastic community, as they progress along the path of practice. In the monastic tradition of all schools of Buddhism the Vinaya expounds the vows of the fully ordained Nuns and Monks. In the Christian tradition, such public vows are made by the religious life – cenobitic and eremitic – of the Roman Catholic, Anglican, and Eastern Orthodox Churches, whereby they confirm their public profession of the Evangelical Counsels or Benedictine equivalent. They are regarded as the individual's free response to a call by God to follow Jesus Christ more closely under the action of the Holy Spirit in a particular form of religious living. A person who lives a religious life according to vows they have made is called a votary or a votarist. The religious vow, being a public vow, is binding in Church law.

Definition of votary in the English dictionary

The first definition of votary in the dictionary is a person, such as a monk or nun, who has dedicated himself or herself to religion by taking vows. Other definition of votary is a devoted adherent of a religion, cause, leader, pursuit, etc. Votary is also ardently devoted to the services or worship of God, a deity, or a saint.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH VOTARY


contributory
kənˈtrɪbjʊtərɪ
coterie
ˈkəʊtərɪ
dextrorotary
ˌdɛkstrəʊˈrəʊtərɪ
distributary
dɪˈstrɪbjʊtərɪ
esotery
ˈɛsəʊtərɪ
executory
ɪɡˈzɛkjʊtərɪ
interlocutory
ˌɪntəˈlɒkjʊtərɪ
laevorotary
ˌliːvəʊˈrəʊtərɪ
levorotary
ˌliːvəʊˈrəʊtərɪ
locomotory
ˌləʊkəˈməʊtərɪ
motory
ˈməʊtərɪ
notary
ˈnəʊtərɪ
otary
ˈəʊtərɪ
prothonotary
ˌprəʊθəˈnəʊtərɪ
protonotary
ˌprəʊtəʊˈnəʊtərɪ
retributory
rɪˈtrɪbjʊtərɪ
rotary
ˈrəʊtərɪ
salutary
ˈsæljʊtərɪ
statutory
ˈstætjʊtərɪ
tributary
ˈtrɪbjʊtərɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE VOTARY

votable
votaress
votaries
vote
vote down
vote of censure
vote of confidence
vote of no confidence
vote of non-confidence
vote of thanks
vote-catching
vote-loser
vote-winner
voteable
voteen
voteless
voter
voter registration
voter registration card
voting

WORDS THAT END LIKE VOTARY

commentary
complementary
complimentary
dietary
documentary
elementary
hereditary
military
momentary
monetary
parliamentary
planetary
proprietary
sanitary
secretary
solitary
supplementary
the military
unitary
voluntary

Synonyms and antonyms of votary in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «VOTARY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «votary» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of votary

Translation of «votary» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF VOTARY

Find out the translation of votary to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of votary from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «votary» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

信徙
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

votary
570 millions of speakers

English

votary
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पैरोकार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

المنذور
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

приверженец
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

votary
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বন্দক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

fervent
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pengundi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Verehrer
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

votary
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

votary
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Votary
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

người hâm mộ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தொண்டன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

समर्थ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ateşli taraftar
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

devoto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kto składa Bogu ślub
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

прихильник
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

votary
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

θιασώτης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

aanhanger
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

votary
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

votary
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of votary

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «VOTARY»

The term «votary» is regularly used and occupies the 88.743 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «VOTARY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about votary

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «VOTARY»

Discover the use of votary in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to votary and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The votary of wealth, by J.G. Holman. Zorinski, Secrets ...
Q -. 'I J . THE VOTARY OF WEALTH, A CoMEnn 5 IN FIVE 'ACTS. AS PERFORMED AT THE THEATRE-ROYAL, COVENT.-GARDEN. BY J. G. HOLMAN. - '._ VOL. UL A DRAMATIS PERSONZE. SCENE-London. THE I VOTARY oii WEALTH.
Mrs. Inchbald, 1811
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The Votary. A Narrative Poem
'Twas twilight when The Votary came among those scenes again. The landscape lay bathed in the amber shades Of that grave hour, which follows at the heels Of setting sun,—like a brown Gypsy maid, With listless, lingering step and pensive ...
James D. HEWETT, 1867
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The votary of wealth; a comedy ... Second edition
_. _. A_,C. T. I. -SCENE. I. Anidpartment in 'OLD ViSORLY's Hall/e. OLD Vtso'RLY and Lady. JEMIMA at brealefizst. Or. D. VrsoaLYT reading. Newspapers. LADY JEMXMA. A Very pleasant, sociablc companion, indeed, Mr. Visorly !* can you ...
Joseph George HOLMAN, 1799
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The Dreamer's Soliloquy, Or, the Votary of Fame: a Rhapsody
Edward Harrison BARKER.
Edward Harrison BARKER, 1869
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The American Magazine
Oh, she was so little and weak," stammered Mrs. Votary, her composure gone, " the doctor said she would die — we believed thaO she had." "Do your husband's people know now?" asked the judge. "I showed his mother the clippings. I could ...
Frank Leslie, Miriam Florence (Folline) Leslie, Ellery Sedgwick, 1911
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Babylonian and Assyrian Laws, Contracts and Letters
DUTIES OF ADOPTED CHILDREN 159 The heritage of Eli-erisa, votary of Shamash, daughter of Sham- ash-ilu. Belisunu, votary of Shamash, daughter of Nakarum, is the caretaker of her future life. One- third OAN of unreclaimed land in  ...
Claude Hermann Walter Johns, 1904
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Conjugal Infidelity, a Poem: Inscribed to Married Persons of ...
Inscribed to Married Persons of Both Sexes. By a Votary of Hymen Votary of hymen. ( ) Eternal truth he to his consort swore^ Ere yet he parted from" the British shore, With tender vows he sooth 'd the mourning fair* But these* alas ! were lost in ...
Votary of hymen, 1788
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The Modern Theatre: A Collection of Successful Modern Plays, ...
A Collection of Successful Modern Plays, as Acted at the Theatres Royal, London . Votary of wealth. Secrets worth Knowing. Zorinski. Who Wants a guinea. Werter Elizabeth Inchbald. DRAMATIS PERSONZE. OLD VIsonmr, . Mr Emery.
Elizabeth Inchbald, 1811
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A Cretan Statuette in the Fitzwilliam Museum: A Study in ...
If so it may well have been one of a series of cult figures representing a goddess and her votaries and so have formed part of the equipment of a shrine, but there is nothing to show whether it is a goddess or a votary. It might be urged in favour  ...
Alan John Bayard Wace, Fitzwilliam Museum (Cambridge), 1927
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Women in the Yoruba Religious Sphere
... singing done by the Iya Osun and her companions (Badejo 1996: 110). The climax is the Osun day when a procession of the king, the priestess, the priest, and the votary maid as well as worshippers and participants move to Osun grove.
Oyeronke Olajubu, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «VOTARY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term votary is used in the context of the following news items.
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Kalam a Strong Votary of Peace, Says Madhavan Nair
RAMESHWARAM: He was India's Missile Man, who also oversaw the nuclear detonation trials but late president APJ Abdul Kalam was also a strong votary of ... «The New Indian Express, Jul 15»
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JD-U, RJD for single phase polling in Bihar
JD-U used to be a strong votary of multi-phase polls when in alliance with BJP it worked to dislodge Lalu Prasad-led RJD from power in the state. PTI New Delhi ... «India Today, Jul 15»
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Hitler Votary? Tabloid Publishes Images Of Young Queen Elizabeth …
Buckingham Palace expressed its disappointment Saturday with a tabloid newspaper for publishing images of a young Queen Elizabeth II performing a Nazi ... «Focus News, Jul 15»
4
In world of architecture, he carved his niche with novelty
Known for blending his architectural marvels with nature, he was also a votary of open spaces and as an architect, planner, activist and theoretician, he is one of ... «Deccan Herald, Jun 15»
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Sports Local Hockey
Owen Gibson and Liam Filip earned assists; Votary recorded the W in net. GAME 3: QRD 3, Toronto Marlboros 3. In a championship game preview, Webster (2) ... «Belleville Intelligencer, Apr 15»
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Andrew Munro and Corbin Votary shared netminding duties. Game 2: QRD 5, Niagara 2. Facing the defending champion North Stars, local scoring was as ... «Belleville Intelligencer, Mar 15»
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The curious votary of free press
One often saw a lanky, bespectacled old gentleman, dressed in crisp, white khadi with a typical jhola to match, walking unsteadily and sometimes bang in the ... «The Hindu, Feb 15»
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People might get drunk less if they drank more
As William James explained in The Varieties of Religious Experience, alcohol is a votary of the “yes function” in (wo)man. Henry James's brother, inventor of ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Dec 14»
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Mandatory military training in colleges gets Parrikar push
Parrikar said that had he been sitting anywhere in the House except on the treasury benches, he would have been a votary of the idea. «Indian Express, Nov 14»
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Fadnavis lacks acumen to run govt: Rane
As an MLA from Nagpur, Fadnavis has been a strong votary of a separate Vidarbha. Rane also lashed out at Fadnavis for "reneging" on BJP's pre-poll promise ... «Hindustan Times, Nov 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Votary [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/votary>. Aug 2020 ».
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