from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to a vow or promise; consisting in or involving a promise.
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Hope is a votal (misprint, but let it stand since it accidentally expresses what I mean) ingredient in political success.
The tunnels are are votal part of the local economy - but from reading the news reports I don't think that Hamas in charge, though they might get a reduced rate for using them.