votiveness

votive

[voh-tiv]
adjective
1.
offered, given, dedicated, etc., in accordance with a vow: a votive offering.
2.
performed, undertaken, etc., in consequence of a vow.
3.
of the nature of or expressive of a wish or desire.

Origin:
1585–95; < Latin vōtīvus, equivalent to vōt(um) a vow + -īvus -ive

votively, adverb
votiveness, noun
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votive (ˈvəʊtɪv)
 
adj
1.  offered, given, undertaken, performed or dedicated in fulfilment of or in accordance with a vow
2.  RC Church optional; not prescribed; having the nature of a voluntary offering: a votive Mass; a votive candle
 
[C16: from Latin vōtīvus promised by a vow, from vōtum a vow]
 
'votively
 
adv
 
'votiveness
 
n

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votive
1593, "dedicated or given in fulfillment of a vow," from M.Fr. votif, from L. votivus "of or pertaining to a vow, conforming to one's wishes," from votum (see vow).
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