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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An offering to a church in fulfillment of a vow.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An offering to a church in fulfillment of a vow.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An object presented at a shrine as a votive offering; an offering, as a tablet, picture, etc., made in pursuance of a vow: a practice common in Roman Catholic countries.

Etymologies

Latin ex out of, in accordance with + voto, ablative of votum a vow. (Wiktionary)

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