Supporter vs Votary - What's the difference?
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Supporter is a related term of votary.
As nouns the difference between supporter and votary
is that supporter
is a person who gives support to someone or something while votary
is a person, such as a monk or nun, who lives a religious life according to vows they have made.
As an adjective votary is
consecrated by a vow or promise; consequent on a vow; devoted; promised.
A person who gives support to someone or something.
# A person who supports, promotes, advocates or champions a cause or movement; an adherent.
# A person who provides moral or physical support to another; an attendant participating in a ceremony or procession.
# (sports) Someone who is a fan of a certain sports team or sportsperson.
Something that supports another thing.
# Something that supports a structure such as a building or a sculpture.
# (heraldry) An animal or figure that supports a shield in a coat of arms.
# A garter worn around the leg to support a sock or stocking.
#* 1957 , , 1991 LB Books edition, page 117,
- There were 10,000 supporters in the last match.
- From the radiator, where he was attaching supporters to his socks, Zooey glanced up at her.
Consecrated by a vow or promise; consequent on a vow; devoted; promised.
* Francis Bacon
- Votary resolution is made equipollent to custom.
A person, such as a monk or nun, who lives a religious life according to vows they have made
A devotee of a particular religion or cult
A devout or zealous worshipper
Someone who is devoted to a particular pursuit etc; an enthusiast.
* 1922 , (James Joyce), Chapter 13
*:Gerty was dressed simply but with the instinctive taste of a votary of Dame Fashion for she felt that there was just a might that he might be out.
*1893, , Collaboration [http://www.henryjames.org.uk/collab/CLtext.htm]
*: He is such a votary of the modern that he was inevitably interested in the girl of the future and had matched one reform with another, being ready to marry without a penny, as the clearest way of expressing his appreciation, this favourable specimen of the type.