What does the word votive mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Votively.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Dedicated by a vow.

Usage examples for votive

  1. The walls of the church are covered with votive offerings. – The South of France--East Half by Charles Bertram Black
  2. Mr. Clayton had it properly excavated, and was rewarded by coming not only upon the well, but a rich find of Roman relics of all kinds, which had either been thrown pell- mell into it for concealment in a moment of danger, or, what is more likely, been thrown in during the course of ages as votive offerings to the presiding goddess of the well. – Northumberland Yesterday and To-day by Jean F. Terry
  3. It passed quickly, and, standing under the votive lamps before the painted doors, she prayed too, silently. – The Garden Of Allah by Robert Hichens
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