Meaning of ex voto*

ex vo•to

Pronunciation: (eks wō'tō Eng. eks vō'tō), [key]
— Latin. Latin.
  1. from, or in pursuance of, a vow.


Pronunciation: (eks-vō'tō), [key]
— pl. n. -tos.
  1. a painting or other object left as an offering in fulfillment of a vow or in gratitude, as for recovery from an illness or injury.
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