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reliquary

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noun rel·i·quary \ˈre-lə-ˌkwer-ē\

Simple Definition of reliquary

  • : a container that is used to hold holy objects (called relics)

Full Definition of reliquary

plural rel·i·quar·ies

  1. :  a container or shrine in which sacred relics are kept

Origin of reliquary

French reliquaire, from Medieval Latin reliquiarium, from reliquia relic — more at relic


First Known Use: 1652

Other Christian Religious Terms

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