Definitions for "Relic"
Keywords:  saint, martyr, holy, venerated, sacred
The body from which the soul has departed; a corpse; especially, the body, or some part of the body, of a deceased saint or martyr; -- usually in the plural when referring to the whole body.
An object venerated by believers because it was associated with a saint; a relic could be something owned by the saint, such as a piece of clothing or a book, but most often was a part of the saint's body. (Lynch, Joseph H. The Medieval Church: A Brief History, 365) Related terms: Reliquary
an object from the past of memorial interest for people such as the bone of a saint
(related to European heritage) An item of 50 years of age or more not being Aboriginal in origin relating to the settlement of the area. (related to non-European habitation) Any deposit, object or material evidence (not being a handicraft made for sale)
an object that is cherished or kept for its association with the past
An item cherished for its age and historic interest.
Hence, a memorial; anything preserved in remembrance; as, relics of youthful days or friendships.
a hyper-concentration of memory
an aid to religious memory
Relic is a 1995 novel by Douglas J. Preston and Lincoln Child. It received critical praise, and was a New York Times Bestseller.
That which remains; that which is left after loss or decay; a remaining portion; a remnant.
remnants of devices of unknown origin.
Keywords:  treasure
A treasure from the past.
something important kept from the past.
something of sentimental value
Keywords:  antiquity, distant, survived
an antiquity that has survived from the distant past