Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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

Examples

  • We'll be in Oaxaca in early September, so I really appreciate your suggestions - especially some of the smaller museums, and most especially the ex-voto collection, which I didn't know about.

    The best thing I ever did in Oaxaca was...

  • We'll be in Oaxaca in early September, so I really appreciate your suggestions - especially some of the smaller museums, and most especially the ex-voto collection, which I didn't know about.

    The best thing I ever did in Oaxaca was...

  • We'll be in Oaxaca in early September, so I really appreciate your suggestions - especially some of the smaller museums, and most especially the ex-voto collection, which I didn't know about.

    The best thing I ever did in Oaxaca was...

  • As an art student, when Couper first came across an ex-voto painting -- a small blue painting on rippled tin -- he felt an immediate pull.

    John Seed: Matthew Couper: A Devotional Painter in Las Vegas

  • We'll be in Oaxaca in early September, so I really appreciate your suggestions - especially some of the smaller museums, and most especially the ex-voto collection, which I didn't know about.

    The best thing I ever did in Oaxaca was...

  • We'll be in Oaxaca in early September, so I really appreciate your suggestions - especially some of the smaller museums, and most especially the ex-voto collection, which I didn't know about.

    The best thing I ever did in Oaxaca was...

  • We'll be in Oaxaca in early September, so I really appreciate your suggestions - especially some of the smaller museums, and most especially the ex-voto collection, which I didn't know about.

    The best thing I ever did in Oaxaca was...

  • We'll be in Oaxaca in early September, so I really appreciate your suggestions - especially some of the smaller museums, and most especially the ex-voto collection, which I didn't know about.

    The best thing I ever did in Oaxaca was...

  • We'll be in Oaxaca in early September, so I really appreciate your suggestions - especially some of the smaller museums, and most especially the ex-voto collection, which I didn't know about.

    The best thing I ever did in Oaxaca was...

  • As an art student, when Couper first came across an ex-voto painting -- a small blue painting on rippled tin -- he felt an immediate pull.

    John Seed: Matthew Couper: A Devotional Painter in Las Vegas

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