I guess some of you know the movie "V for Vendetta". Here's the scene where the protagonist introduces himself:
YouTube - V Introduces Himself
In his speech he uses "votive", which every dictionary I know only knows as an adjective, in the following way:
The only verdict is vengeance - a vendetta held as a votive, not in vain ...
What would you say "votive" means here? I'm going for "symbol" - does somebody agree?
I'm thinking maybe the word which formerly was only an adjective can now also be used as a noun. What do you think? - I mean even a native speaker probably doesn't use it all too often and therefore it's not perceived as being overly wrong.
What do the native speakers here say about this?