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votive

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adjective vo·tive \ˈvō-tiv\

Simple Definition of votive

  • : consisting of or expressing a religious vow, wish, or desire : offered or performed as an expression of thanks or devotion to God

Full Definition of votive

  1. 1 :  consisting of or expressing a vow, wish, or desire <a votive prayer>

  2. 2 :  offered or performed in fulfillment of a vow or in gratitude or devotion

vo·tive·ly adverb
vo·tive·ness noun

Origin of votive

Latin votivus, from votum vow


First Known Use: 1597

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