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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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These letters show Ruskin as a collector of Shakespeareana, a sensitive reader of his work, and a votary of his genius.
A strong votary of Swadeshi Science, late Sudarshanji masterminded the creation and evolution of VIBHA in 1991.
Secondly, it once again brings to light the political role which the censor board has been playing ever since its chief, Pahlaj Nihalani, a known votary of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was put in charge.
It was a strong critic of use of Article 356; it had read riot act against misuse of Governor's post; it had endorsed the Bommai judgment which prescribed floor test to decide the majority of a government; it was a votary of strong federal structure.
As each stakeholder brings his activity to the fore to take a billion-strong people into confidence, the website and associated social media infrastructure ensures that each citizen in the country becomes a votary for a better future.
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.
Jaganmohan is getting both the sympathy of the people of his state and is the only one amongst the top leaders who has been a votary of a United Andhra Pradesh.
Reacting to this, the Indian embassy in Washington 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".
Singh a known votary of nuclear power had staked the future of his own government in 2008 in favor of the landmark Indo-US civilian nuclear agreement that brought India back into the fold of global nuclear commerce.
james Madison, who followed him as president and who regarded him as his political mentor, upon learning of Jefferson' death July 4, 1826, just 50 years to the day after the Declaration of Independence, said of him: "He lives and will live in the memory and gratitude of the wise and good, as a luminary of science, as a votary of liberty, as a model of patriotism, and as a benefactor of human kind.
It was Swaggart, by then a hardened votary of the cult of Onan, who felt driven to call Jim Bakker "a cancer on the body of Christ"--a cancer on the body of Christ
During my visit to the US Capitol, I will also interact with members of the House of Representatives and the Senate, many of whom have been valued friends of India and a strong votary of deepening India-USA ties," said the Prime Minister.
Without responding to the NC's accusations, Mufti, however, presented himself as votary of dialogue and explained that for a sensitive border state like J& K, peace and stability on both the internal and the external fronts were of critical significance to normalcy, stability and development.