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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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While contending that his family had no record of stealing, Oba Olanipekun maintained that for Adigun Olayiwola to have alleged that I collaborated with former votary maid to sell Osun deity, he had committed the sacrilegious offence.
NAOMI MATTHEW: 1.20 Masai Moon, 1.50 Votary, 2.20 Munatas, 2.55 New Youmzain, 3.25 New Bidder, 4.00 Heartsong, 4.35 Red Baron.
A votary of unified Andhra Pradesh, Minor Irrigation Minister T.G.
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 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".
The lobbyists for Islamic banking operations in India are upbeat after former World Bank economist Raghuram Rajan, a strong votary of Islamic finance who's known for his views in favor of competitiveness instead of protectionism to tide over economic slowdown, took over as India's chief economic adviser recently.
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."
While the annotations expand upon the notion of composition of place, the meditations invite the votary to be active in the scene.
In this case, the votary wishing to harm an enemy pays a heavy fee to the fetish man to let him drive a nail (or to drive a nail on his behalf) into the figure.
He is an ardent votary of Nama Sankirtana (singing divine names) and has composed thousands of songs (bhajans) that incorporate several beejaksharas (mantras) praising the Almighty and those elemental components that comprise Mother Nature.
The black-and-white, line drawn, design motives and images are taken from authentic African masks, votary figures, fetishes, textiles, and other sources of visual icons and symbols.
Babichev, who personifies the purblind utopianism of the communist regime, cuts a truly grotesque figure as the votary of social planning, epitomized in his quest for the perfect mass-produced sausage.
It seems probable that, before constructing their buildings, architects imagined them in plan (or "aerial") view, made models of what they were building (perhaps used as votary offerings), and favored certain proportions (for example, 1:10 or 1:9) which they tried to embody in their work; now, Anaximander too has an interest in certain numbers (for example, multiples of nine) and makes models of larger realities, and so on.
As if this weren't stagey enough, Ashok Singhal, a great votary of Dharma, a functionary of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (World Hindu Council), hectored that he would retaliate.