votively
adverb see votive

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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