reliquary

[ rel-i-kwer-ee ]
/ ˈrɛl ɪˌkwɛr i /

noun, plural rel·i·quar·ies.

a repository or receptacle for relics.

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Origin of reliquary

1650–60; <Middle French reliquaire<Medieval Latin reliquiārium, equivalent to Latin reliqui(ae) remains (see relic) + -ārium-ary
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British Dictionary definitions for reliquary

reliquary
/ (ˈrɛlɪkwərɪ) /

noun plural -quaries

a receptacle or repository for relics, esp relics of saints

Word Origin for reliquary

C17: from Old French reliquaire, from relique relic
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