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vow (s) (noun), vows (pl)
1. An earnest promise to perform a specified act or to behave in a certain manner: "To take the vows of a nun" is a solemn promise to live and to act in accordance with the rules of a religious order.
2. Etymology: from Latin votum, "a wish, a promise, a dedication"; from vovere, "to promise solemnly, to pledge, to dedicate.
A solemn pledge or commitment.
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