Anything votive has been dedicated or consecrated as part of the fulfillment of a vow.

This is a word related to vows: sacred promises people make, like wedding vows. A votive candle is lit when a vow is made. A votive altar has been blessed by a holy person and can be used in making religious vows. Many votive things are related to religion, like a votive ceremony related to honoring a saint. Votive activities should not be undertaken lightly, because a vow is more serious than a regular promise.

Definitions of votive

adj dedicated in fulfillment of a vow

votive prayers”
consecrate, consecrated, dedicated
solemnly dedicated to or set apart for a high purpose

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