1. Consecrated by a vow or promise; consequent on a vow; devoted; promised.
1. one bound by vows to a religion or life of worship or service
2. a priest or priestess (or consecrated worshipper) in a non-Christian religion or cult
- a votary of Aphrodite
3. a devoted (almost religiously so) adherent of a cause or person or activity
- the cultured votary of science