Relic



noun
1.
a surviving memorial of something past.
2.
an object having interest by reason of its age or its association with the past:
a museum of historic relics.
3.
a surviving trace of something:
a custom that is a relic of paganism.
4.
relics.

remaining parts or fragments.
the remains of a deceased person.

5.
something kept in remembrance; souvenir; memento.
6.
Ecclesiastical. (especially in the Roman Catholic and Greek churches) the body, a part of the body, or some personal memorial of a saint, martyr, or other sacred person, preserved as worthy of veneration.
7.
a once widespread linguistic form that survives in a limited area but is otherwise obsolete.
noun
1.
something that has survived from the past, such as an object or custom
2.
something kept as a remembrance or treasured for its past associations; keepsake
3.
(usually pl) a remaining part or fragment
4.
(RC Church, Eastern Churches) part of the body of a saint or something supposedly used by or associated with a saint, venerated as holy
5.
(informal) an old or old-fashioned person or thing
6.
(pl) (archaic) the remains of a dead person; corpse
7.
(ecology) a less common term for relict (sense 1)

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