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votary

1. RC Church Eastern Churches a person, such as a monk or nun, who has dedicated himself or herself to religion by taking vows
2. ardently devoted to the services or worship of God, a deity, or a saint
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`The votress', the first of several love poems included in PwV18 (no.2), appeared in print in 1643 as the ballad `The Discontented Lover', sung `to a pleasant new court tune'.(70) The air is not preserved in the Jordan manuscript, though an anonymous setting of the text is to be found in the songbook Dublin, Trinity College, Ms.