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vo·ta·ry  audio  (vt-r) KEY 

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

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin vtum, vow ; see vote


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