Definition of ex-voto in English:

ex-voto

Syllabification: ex-vo·to
Pronunciation: /eks ˈvōtō
 
/

noun (plural ex-votos)

A religious offering given in order to fulfill a vow.
More example sentences
  • The result is one of the smallest, most intensely powerful exhibitions I have seen for a long time, in which each piece, while itself a perfect ex-voto, also contributes to the intercessory impact of the whole.
  • His ex-voto will be a part of himself: his child.
  • The monument was probably constructed as an ex-voto to thank God for having stopped the plague that had broken out in 1598.

Origin

late 18th century: from Latin ex voto 'from a vow'.

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