votaress

votaress

[voh-ter-is]
noun Now Rare.
a woman who is a votary.

Origin:
1580–90; votar(y) + -ess


See -ess.
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votary (ˈvəʊtərɪ)
 
n , pl -ries
1.  RC Church, Eastern Churches a person, such as a monk or nun, who has dedicated himself or herself to religion by taking vows
2.  a devoted adherent of a religion, cause, leader, pursuit, etc
 
adj
3.  ardently devoted to the services or worship of God, a deity, or a saint
 
[C16: from Latin vōtum a vow, from vovēre to vow]
 
'votaress
 
fem n
 
'votress
 
fem n

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