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Synonyms for votary

one zealously devoted to a religion

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one bound by vows to a religion or life of worship or service

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a priest or priestess (or consecrated worshipper) in a non-Christian religion or cult

a devoted (almost religiously so) adherent of a cause or person or activity

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Netaji's grand nephew and Harvard University professor Sugata Bose is another big votary of the crash theory and has detailed his viewpoint in his book ' His Majesty's Opponent'.
While BJP has been a strong votary of the controversial act, PDP has been calling for its revocation from the state.
In his response, Modi said it was important for children to learn as many languages as possible and assured Merkel that her concerns will be addressed by the Indian government "Prime Minister assured her (Merkel) that he himself is the votary of young Indian children learning other languages.
A strong votary of insurance coverage for all, Dr Harsh Vardhan urged fellow health officials from 24 countries to evolve and implement strategies for universal health coverage to ensure that mothers and children have access to quality preventive, positive, curative and rehabilitation health services.
Weberman; to collectors who divvied up the windows removed from Dylan's Hibbing home; to a votary called to baby-sit Dylan's Duluth highchair; to gypsies following Bob on his Never Ending Tour and rushing to get "on the rail.
I like it when writers bring up films that I don't watch as it helps broaden discussions," she says, referring to how she is now a votary of Arabic films.
Understandably, for Modi -- a votary of trickle-down economics -- the rights-based legislative framework that the Congress has introduced and proposes to expand in the future comes as a huge challenge.
A votary of unified Andhra Pradesh, Minor Irrigation Minister T.
Rampuri is a strong votary of peaceful co-existence of Hindus and Muslims in India but seeks to underplay the perception about rising extreme Hindu right: "If fanatic Hindu belief existed it would have become the dominant thought by now.
Reacting to this, the Indian Embassy has said "Such comments attributed to Senator Hagel, who has been a long-standing friend of India and a prominent votary of close India-US relations are contrary to the reality of India's unbounded dedication to the welfare of Afghan people.
There is thus a chiastic movement in the poem as Empedocles casts off his allegiance to Apollo in order to pursue a Dionysian vision, and Callicles sheds his superficial Dionysian associations in order to reveal himself as Apollo's votary.
He stated: "The illustrious example of that ancient and ardent votary of the turf, Sir Charles Bunbury, is quoted as entitled to universal imitation - who has never, on any account, or for any, even the heaviest presumed interest, suffered his racers to be abused with the whip and spur, or these, or any other animals in his possession, to be treated with cruelty, or even harshness; but to be recompensed, whilst he is enjoying the pleasure and profit of them, with the kindest and most liberal treatment, and as great a share of the comforts of existence as in their power to receive, and in his to confer.
he was variously a Marxist, an independent socialist and a pacifist; after it, he emerged as a votary of the 'free society', deploring the New Statesman's indulgent attitude towards Soviet Communism.
While the annotations expand upon the notion of composition of place, the meditations invite the votary to be active in the scene.