Meaning of RELIC in English


[noun] [C] - an object, tradition or system from the past which has survived and continues to existDuring the dig, the archeological team found some relics from the Stone Age.The country's employment system is a relic of the 1960s when jobs were scarce.Since returning from imprisonment, he has seemed like a relic of the past, clinging to his outdated beliefs.A relic is also a part of the body or clothing or one of the belongings of a saint.These bones are the relics of a 12th-century saint.(humorous) A relic can be a very old or old-fashioned thing or person.He's still driving around in that old relic of his.

Cambridge English vocab.      Кембриджский английский словарь.