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vo·tive

 (vō′tĭv)
adj.
1. Given or dedicated in fulfillment of a vow or pledge: a votive offering.
2. Expressing or symbolizing a wish, desire, or vow: a votive prayer; votive candles.

[Latin vōtīvus, from vōtum, vow; see vote.]

vo′tive·ly adv.
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votive

(ˈvəʊtɪv)
adj
1. offered, given, undertaken, performed, or dedicated in fulfilment of or in accordance with a vow
2. (Roman Catholic Church) 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]
ˈvotively adv
ˈvotiveness n
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vo•tive

(ˈvoʊ tɪv)

adj.
1. offered, dedicated, performed, etc., in accordance with a vow, often as an act of veneration or of gratitude for a favor granted: a votive offering.
2. of the nature of or expressive of a wish or desire.
[1585–95; < Latin vōtīvus=vōt(um) a vow + -īvus -ive]
vo′tive•ly, adv.
vo′tive•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.votive - dedicated in fulfillment of a vow; "votive prayers"
consecrate, consecrated, dedicated - solemnly dedicated to or set apart for a high purpose; "a life consecrated to science"; "the consecrated chapel"; "a chapel dedicated to the dead of World War II"
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Translations

votive

[ˈvəʊtɪv] ADJvotivo
votive offeringofrenda f votiva, exvoto m
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votive

[ˈvəʊtɪv] adjvotif/ivevotive candle n (in church)cierge m; (decorative)bougie f décorative
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votive

adjVotiv-; votive candleVotivkerze f; votive paintingVotivbild nt
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votive

[ˈvəʊtɪv] adj (offering) → votivo/a
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References in classic literature ?
At the next corner hung a votive lamp before a Madonna, but the light it gave was little better than none at all; indeed, he did not observe it before he was exactly under it, and his eyes fell upon the bright colors of the pictures which represented the well-known group of the Virgin and the infant Jesus.
Even processions; even burnt-offerings; even votive candles to the Virgin, did fail every each of them; and all in the land did marvel."
2) No more I'll seek earth's central oracle, Or Abae's hallowed cell, Nor to Olympia bring My votive offering.
It was the family custom when the day recurred, to sacrifice a pair of fowls on the altar of Hymen; and Bella had sent a note beforehand, to intimate that she would bring the votive offering with her.
Newman detected her in the crowd, admired her, and perceived that she too had her votive copyist--a young man with his hair standing on end.
"Yes, my dear Monsieur Pierre, I owe you a fine votive candle for saving me from that maniac....
The Pyramids of Egypt are a proof of this, and the votive edifices of the Cyposelidse, and the temple of Jupiter Olympus, built by the Pisistratidae, and the works of Polycrates at Samos; for all these produced one end, the keeping the people poor.
Under cover of the general relaxation of singing, votive offerings of respectful sympathy began to make their appearance at her shrine.
This masterpiece of her art and her joy was a votive offering to their wedded felicity.
It had walked for hundreds of years, if not as benefit-club, as votive sisterhood of some sort; and it walked still.
He wrote no more letters, he gazed no longer in rapt adoration, he brought no more votive offerings of gum and pencils to her shrine.
The shrine of the saint was decorated with relics and votive offerings hung up by these superstitious beings, either to propitiate her favor, or in gratitude for some signal deliverance in the wilderness.