Pronunciation: (vō'tu-rē), [key]
—n., pl. -ries,
1. a person who is bound by solemn religious vows, as a monk or a nun.
2. an adherent of a religion or cult; a worshiper of a particular deity or sacred personage.
3. a person who is devoted or addicted to some subject or pursuit: a votary of jazz.
4. a devoted follower or admirer.
1. consecrated by a vow.
2. of or pertaining to a vow.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.