reliquism

noun
rel·​i·​quism | \ˈreləˌkwizəm\
plural -s

Definition of reliquism 

: practice of keeping or venerating relics

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for reliquism

relic + -ism

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about reliquism

Dictionary Entries near reliquism

reliquiae

reliquial

reliquian

reliquism

relish

relisten

relive

Statistics for reliquism

Look-up Popularity

Comments on reliquism

What made you want to look up reliquism? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a knickknack or trinket

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!