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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: 1. One who is devoted to an activity, person, institution, etc.
noun: 2. One who has taken vows to a religion, such as a monk or nun.
adjective: Bound by a vow or relating to a vow.
From Latin votum (vow), from vovere (to vow), which also gave us vow, vote, and devote. Earliest documented use: 1546.
"The issue has been a matter of debate with strong votaries on both sides."
Road to Basel; Financial Express (New Delhi, India); May 4, 2012.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:The mind is not a vessel that needs filling, but wood that needs igniting. -Plutarch, biographer (c. 46-120)