relic

relic
   An object or a custom that remains from a previous time or culture. Something prized for its age or historic interest, especially something that can be linked to a particular person, place or event. Or, an object of religious veneration, especially a piece of the body of a holy person, or of an object associated with one. In the Christian tradition, relics were especially important throughout the Middle Ages. In the tradition of the Roman Catholic Church, relics of the saints and other holy persons, as well as bits of the crown of thorns, the true cross, and other objects associated with holy persons, are prized for those associations. A container for a relic is a reliquary, also called a feretory. A feretory is also the area of a church in which relics are kept.

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  • Relic — Rel ic (r?l ?k), n. [F. relique, from L. reliquiae, pl., akin to relinquere to leave behind. See {Relinquish}.] [Formerly written also {relique}.] 1. That which remains; that which is left after loss or decay; a remaining portion; a remnant.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • relic — early 13c., body part or other object from a holy person, from O.Fr. relique (11c.), from L.L. reliquiæ (pl.) remains of a martyr, from L., remains, remnants, noun use of fem. pl. of reliquus remaining, that which remains, from re back + root of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • relic — [n] something saved from the past antique, antiquity, archaism, artifact, curio, curiosity, evidence, fragment, heirloom, keepsake, memento, memorial, monument, remains, remembrance, remembrancer, reminder, remnant, residue, ruins, scrap,… …   New thesaurus

  • relic — ► NOUN 1) an object of interest surviving from an earlier time. 2) a surviving but outdated object, custom, or belief. 3) a part of a holy person s body or belongings kept and revered after their death. ORIGIN from Latin reliquiae remains …   English terms dictionary

  • relic — [rel′ik] n. [ME relike < OFr relique < L reliquiae, pl., remains < relinquere: see RELINQUISH] 1. a) an object, custom, etc. that has survived, wholly or partially, from the past b) something that has historic interest because of its age …   English World dictionary

  • relic — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ ancient ▪ last ▪ It was the last relic of the old system. ▪ quaint ▪ He seemed to view her as a quaint relic of the past …   Collocations dictionary

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