Definition of votarist in English:



  • See votary

    • ‘A solemn service is then performed, hosannas arise, and royal votarists and diplomatic devotees parade the church, with guards of honour and running footmen, while English gentlemen and ladies mob and scramble, and crowd and bribe, and fight their way to the best places they can obtain.’
    • ‘There is perhaps something perverse or inhuman about a pretty young woman who wants to live a life even more restrained and restricted than that practised by the votarists of Saint Clare.’
    • ‘In fact, the Egyptian language, Mdu Ntr, was not included as a classical language by the votarists of Greek and Latin in the 19th century, although Egyptian comes much earlier than either Greek or Latin, has more written documents, and expresses a holistic philosophy based on ancient traditions.’