—n.Also,vo'ta•rist. 1. a person who is bound by solemn religious vows, as a monk or a nun.
2. an adherent of a religion or cult; a worshiper of a particular deity or sacred personage.
3. a person who is devoted or addicted to some subject or pursuit: a votary of jazz. 4. a devoted follower or admirer.
—adj. 1. consecrated by a vow.
2. of or pertaining to a vow.