Consecrated by a vow or promise; consequent on a vow; devoted; promised.
One devoted, consecrated, or engaged by a vow or promise; hence, especially, one devoted, given, or addicted, to some particular service, worship, study, or state of life.
one bound by vows to a religion or life of worship or service; "monasteries of votaries"
a priest or priestess (or consecrated worshipper) in a non-Christian religion or cult; "a votary of Aphrodite"
a devoted (almost religiously so) adherent of a cause or person or activity; "the cultured votary of science"
a person dedicated to a cause, such as a monk or nun who has made vows of dedication to religious service
Latin votus, "to vow" -- a person bound to religious vows, such as a monk or nun; a person devoted to a particular religion or object of worship (devout); concecrated by a vow.
A person bound by vows to follow a certain way of life, usually religious.