- remaining parts or fragments.
- the remains of a deceased person.
Origin of relic
OTHER WORDS FROM relicrel·ic·like, adjective
How to use relic in a sentence
Before preservationists could put a stop to it, he and other looters had raided and destroyed precious relics buried at the site.
Their captors wore palm leaves, leopard skins, and magical relics to make themselves immune to bullets.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Relics, paintings, ancient texts, and other links to our past that were lost suddenly resurface in hard to explain places.7 Historically Significant Artifacts Rescued by Happenstance|The Daily Beast|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Tucked away antique shops are piled floor-to-ceiling with dusty relics.
Bedos cradled them in his enormous hands as if they were precious relics.Bam! Pow! Bling! Hip-Hop's History Gets the Graphic Novel Treatment|Daniel Genis|August 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So we placed some of these holy relics upon the sick man, at the same time offering our vows for him, and then he improved.
I believe they expected to receive a large sum from these relics: how grievously they were disappointed I need not tell.
Life has few direr disenchanters than the morning smells of obsolete tobacco, relics though they be of hesternal beatitude.
The strangest materials were used in their construction; the public taste leaning towards relics possessing historical interest.
The old lady could not be persuaded to let these relics leave her keeping, but she willingly made extracts from them.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky|Modeste Tchaikovsky