Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Entry: votaried (adj.)

In context: "...he's invited to go chill for a bit in the Clipperton Suite, to maybe meditate on some of the other ways to succeed besides votaried self-transcendence and gut-sucking-in and hard daily slogging toward a distant goal you can maybe, if you get there, live with."

Definition: This inflection isn't in the dictionaries I checked, but you can figure it out from votary (n.) and votary (adj.);

(n.): One who is bound by vows to a religious life; a monk or nun.

(adj.):  Of persons: Consecrated by a vow; devoted to a religious life.
 Of mode of life: Subject to vows. 



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SNOOT score: 1
 
Page: 434

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

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