) KEY NOUN: pl. vo·ta·ries
- A person bound by vows to live a life of religious worship or service.
- A devout adherent of a cult or religion; a committed worshiper: the votaries of Aphrodite.
- A person who is fervently devoted, as to a leader or ideal; a faithful follower.
- A person who is filled with enthusiasm, as for a pursuit or hobby; an enthusiast.
From Latin vtum
; see vote