[rel-ik; French ruh-leek]
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Examples from the Web for relique
For this relique of the bard, a Jew of the name of Isaac, gave 60l.
I do not of course desire to have anything more than the opportunity of examining the relique.Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume 6
John Gibson Lockhart
I am not aware of any record in which mention of this relique occurs before the time of St. Margaret.
Men thus019 learned to look beyond the relique and the host, and to forget the dogma in the lovely forms which gave it expression.
The416 money and the relique arrived in Italy and were intercepted by the partisans of Giuliano della Rovere.
- an archaic spelling of relic
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Word Origin and History for relique
Frenchified spelling of relic (q.v.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper