votary (n.) Old form(s): Votarie
someone bound by a special vow
LLL II.i.37[Princess to Lords] Who are the votaries ... / That are vow-fellows with this virtuous Duke?
LLL IV.ii.136[Holofernes to Nathaniel] this Berowne is one of the votaries with the King
LLL V.ii.872[Armado to King] I am a votary
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