noun Date: 1603 votary

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Votarist — Vo ta*rist, n. [See {Votary}.] A votary. [1913 Webster] Like a sad votarist in palmer s weed. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • votarist — vo·ta·rist …   English syllables

  • votarist — rə̇st noun ( s) Etymology: votary + ist : votary …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   Wikipedia

  • votary — /voh teuh ree/, n., pl. votaries, adj. n. Also, votarist. 1. a person who is bound by solemn religious vows, as a monk or a nun. 2. an adherent of a religion or cult; a worshiper of a particular deity or sacred personage. 3. a person who is… …   Universalium

  • votary — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. votarist, devotee, disciple, follower, enthusiast, adherent, zealot, fan (inf.). adj. votive, dedicated; consecrated; pledged; devoted. See desire, auxiliary. II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. monk,… …   English dictionary for students

  • votary — [ vəʊt(ə)ri] noun (plural votaries) 1》 a person, e.g. a monk or nun, who has made vows of dedication to religious service. 2》 a devoted follower, adherent, or advocate. Derivatives votarist noun Origin C16: from L. vot , vovere vow + ary1 …   English new terms dictionary

  • votary — n. Devotee, votarist …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • votary — /ˈvoʊtəri / (say vohtuhree) noun (plural votaries) Also, votarist. 1. someone who is bound by a vow, especially one bound by vows to a religious life; a monk or a nun. 2. a devotee of some form of religious worship; a devoted worshipper, as of… …   Australian English dictionary

  • fiend — [n1] dastardly person barbarian, beast, brute, degenerate, demon, devil, diablo*, evil spirit, hellion, imp, little devil*, Mephistopheles, monster, ogre, Satan, savage, serpent, troll; concept 412 Ant. angel, friend fiend [n2] person… …   New thesaurus

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