votive
adjective Etymology: Latin votivus, from votum vow Date: 1597 1. consisting of or expressing a vow, wish, or desire <
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2. offered or performed in fulfillment of a vow or in gratitude or devotion • votively adverbvotiveness noun

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  • 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • votive — [vōt′iv] adj. [L votivus < votum: see VOTE] designed to accomplish or fulfill a special intention, promise, etc., or to express thanks or devotion [a votive offering] …   English World dictionary

  • votive — 1590s, dedicated or given in fulfillment of a vow, from M.Fr. votif, from L. votivus of or pertaining to a vow, conforming to one s wishes, from votum (see VOW (Cf. vow)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • votive — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ offered or consecrated in fulfilment of a vow. ORIGIN Latin votivus, from votum a vow, wish …   English terms dictionary

  • votive — 1. adjective a) dedicated or given in fulfillment of a vow or pledge She placed a votive offering at the shrine. b) of, expressing or symbolizing a vow The church was lit by votive candles …   Wiktionary

  • votive — ● votif, votive adjectif (latin votivus) Qui est exécuté ou offert pour acquitter un vœu : Tableau votif. ● votif, votive (expressions) adjectif (latin votivus) Messe votive, messe célébrée en l honneur d un saint ou d un mystère en dehors du… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • votive — adj. offered or consecrated in fulfilment of a vow (votive offering; votive picture). Phrases and idioms: votive mass Eccl. a mass celebrated for a special purpose or occasion. Etymology: L votivus (as VOTE) …   Useful english 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

  • 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 — adj. Votive is used with these nouns: ↑candle, ↑offering …   Collocations dictionary

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