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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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Britain outside the EU will not be the failed state that votaries of the EU are hysterically warning about.
Notions of social justice, upward mobility, liberal democracy are anathema to votaries of a rigid caste structure.
During the next two years, he spent time in Cyprus where he presented his first solo exhibitions and became involved in the local artistic scene, while being one of the founders of the Pancyprian Union of Art Votaries.
Shaista Amber, the president of the All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board, who is one of the votaries of the bill, says that "sending the bill to the select committee might stop it being passed in future."
Apart from some key North Block mandarins, the votaries of this view include the Sangh ideologue S Gurumurthy who was appointed to the board only in August and ex-chief economic advisor Arvind Subramanian.
It is, as it were, one of the many voices of Nature, heard only by the sensitive and reverent ear of her true votaries. (8) Ants and bees undermine the apparent stillness of earth, their labor audible and all pervasive.
Although the RSS is the paterfamilias of the saffron brotherhood, organisations like the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and the Bajrang Dal (which are a part of the Sangh Parivar), and Hindu Mahasabha are ardent votaries of a Hindu 'rashtra' where the minorities have to live as second-class citizens.
To break the vow is believed to bring misfortune or miss God's blessings for the votaries and their families.
It is therefore unrealistic to claim that a Supreme Court verdict unacceptable to the votaries of a leader is thrown into the wastebasket of history.There was no spontaneous display of resentment by masses on Sharif's disqualification.
Beginning with Cotton Mather and extending into the modern era with votaries such as Thomas Edison and Donald Trump, it has endured even in the face of compelling scientific evidence discounting its major tenet, which is that working extremely long hours, without sleep, into and through the night, is virtuous in itself, evidence of a man's devotion to his job and commitment to the social good, and indicative of his masculinity.
The party has lost its sheen with some of the BJP leaders becoming votaries of non-issues like beef ban and promotion of Hindutva agenda.