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Votive


VOTIVE, adjective Given by vow; devoted; as votive offereings.

VOTIVE medals, are those on which vows of the peoplefor emperors or empresses

are expressed.

Venus, take my votive glass.

, verb transitive

1. To call to witness; to obtest.

And vouch the silent stars and conscious moon.

2. To declare; to affirm; to attest; to warrant; to maintain by affirmations.

They made him ashamed to vouch the truth of the relation, and afetrward to credit it.

2. To warrant; to confirm; to establish proof.

The consistency of the discoursevouches it to be worthy of the great apostle.

4. In law, to call into court to warrant and defend, or to make good a warranty of title.

He vouches the tenant in tail, who vouches over the common vouchee.