Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A needless substitute for votive.

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Examples

  • There can be little doubt that the slab with the so-called footprints of St. Christina on it at Bolsena, already alluded to, was a pagan ex-votive offering; for the altar on which it is engrafted occupies the site of one anciently dedicated to Apollo, and the legend of St. Christina gradually crystallised around it.

    Roman Mosaics Or, Studies in Rome and Its Neighbourhood

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