n. pl. vo·ta·ries
a. A person bound by vows to live a life of religious worship or service.
b. A devout adherent of a cult or religion; a committed worshiper: the votaries of Aphrodite.
2. A person who is fervently devoted, as to a leader or ideal; a faithful follower.
3. A person who is filled with enthusiasm, as for a pursuit or hobby; an enthusiast.
[From Latin vōtum, vow; see VOTE.]
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