ex voto


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ex voto

(ɛks ˈvəʊtəʊ)
adv, adj
in accordance with a vow
n
an offering made in fulfilment of a vow
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ex voto

A Latin phrase meaning from a vow, used to describe something done in accordance with a vow, or to mean a votive object.
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