Definition of reliquary
: a container or shrine in which sacred relics are kept
Recent Examples of reliquary from the Web
Like tiny reliquaries, daguerreotypes kept safe the image of one’s beloved.
The reliquary was apparently stolen Friday night from the basilica of Castelnuovo Don Bosco, so named for the town’s most famous son.
And finally, out-glitzing everything else, one of the most spectacular reliquaries of the European Middle Ages is here.
To Christians, Jerusalem is a giant walk-through reliquary of Jesus’ life and death, with every street, every stone, soaked in his aura.
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RELIQUARY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of reliquary for English Language Learners
: a container that is used to hold holy objects (called relics)
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