|1.||[ noun ] (religion) a priest or priestess (or consecrated worshipper) in a non-Christian religion or cult|
: "a votary of Aphrodite"
|Related terms:||priest bacchant bacchante vestal_virgin|
|2.||[ noun ] (religion) one bound by vows to a religion or life of worship or service|
: "monasteries of votaries"
|3.||[ noun ] a devoted (almost religiously so) adherent of a cause or person or activity|
: "the cultured votary of science"