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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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In fact, perhaps the traditional discipline votarists within African American Studies have cannibalized any attempt to develop theories that operate within the Afrocentric Paradigm.
Reconsidered in this context, the novice Isabella's wish for greater restraints on her behavior among the votarists of St.
But Isabella's stance may be accused of rigid and excessive communal regulation since she regards as too lenient the nunnery's rules regarding how votarists may meet and speak to men: they may meet them only in the prioress's presence and "Then if you speak, you must not show your face;/ Or if you show your face, you must not speak" (1.