Meaning of RELIC in English


■ noun

1》 an object of interest surviving from an earlier time.

↘a surviving but outdated object, custom, or belief.

2》 a part of a deceased holy person's body or belongings kept as an object of reverence.


ME: from OFr. relique (orig. plural), from L. reliquiae (see reliquiae ).

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