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votary (plural votaries)
- A person, such as a monk or nun, who lives a religious life according to vows they have made.
- A devotee of a particular religion or cult.
- A devout or zealous worshipper.
- Someone who is devoted to a particular pursuit etc; an enthusiast.
- 1771, Henry Mackenzie, The Man of Feeling, London: Cassell, published 1886, pages 61-2:
- […] But it is not simply of the progress of luxury that we have to complain: did its votaries keep in their own sphere of thoughtless dissipation, we might despise them without emotion; but the frivolous pursuits of pleasure are mingled with the most important concerns of the state; […]
- 1848 November – 1850 December, William Makepeace Thackeray, chapter 31, in The History of Pendennis. […], volume (please specify |volume=I or II), London: Bradbury and Evans, […], published 1849–1850, OCLC 2057953:
- The room was commonly emptied after that, or only left in possession of a very few and persevering votaries of pleasure.
- 1893, Henry James, Collaboration 
- He is such a votary of the modern that he was inevitably interested in the girl of the future and had matched one reform with another, being ready to marry without a penny, as the clearest way of expressing his appreciation, this favourable specimen of the type.
- A loyal supporter or devoted admirer of a person or institution.