Votively
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. [1913 Webster]

We reached a votive stone, that bears the name Of Aloys Reding. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

Embellishments of flowers and votive garlands. --Motley. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


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  • votively — adverb see votive …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • votively — See votive. * * * …   Universalium

  • votive — votively, adv. votiveness, n. /voh tiv/, adj. 1. offered, given, dedicated, etc., in accordance with a vow: a votive offering. 2. performed, undertaken, etc., in consequence of a vow. 3. of the nature of or expressive of a wish or desire. [1585… …   Universalium

  • votive — adjective Etymology: Latin votivus, from votum vow Date: 1597 1. consisting of or expressing a vow, wish, or desire < a votive prayer > 2. offered or performed in fulfillment of a vow or in gratitude or devotion • votively adverb • votiveness… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • votive — /ˈvoʊtɪv / (say vohtiv) adjective 1. offered, given, dedicated, etc., in accordance with a vow: a votive offering. 2. performed, undertaken, etc., in consequence of a vow. 3. of the nature of or expressive of a wish or desire. 4. Roman Catholic… …   Australian English dictionary

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