Devotee Dev`o*tee", n. One who is wholly devoted; esp., one given wholly to religion; one who is superstitiously given to religious duties and ceremonies; a bigot. [1913 Webster]

While Father Le Blanc was very devout he was not a devotee. --A. S. Hardy. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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