ex-voto [ eks-voh-toh ]
noun, plural ex-vo·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.
Origin: First recorded in 1815–25, ex-voto is from the Latin word ex vōtō literally, out of a vow
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR EX-VOTO
The Valenciennes museum has an ex-voto on wood, the history of which is curious.
FRANCE AND THE REPUBLIC|WILLIAM HENRY HURLBERT
The fainting figures that were painted in the ex-voto of the triptiques seemed ill with love.
HISTORIA AMORIS: A HISTORY OF LOVE, ANCIENT AND MODERN|EDGAR SALTUS
Opposite the steps is a defaced bas-relief, probably a Virgin attended by angels—no doubt an ex-voto of the time of the Conquest.
SOUTHERN SPAIN|A.F. CALVERT
Every Sunday they burn a quantity of wax candles before them in ex-voto.
THE MYSTERIES OF PARIS, VOLUME 3 OF 6|EUGNE SUE
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