noun, plural rel·i·quar·ies.
Examples from the Web for reliquary
Every January 1, the priest would lead a procession with the relic and its 18th-century reliquary.
Father Thomas Michelet, having accompanied the reliquary from Sainte-Baume to New York, was surprised by the turnout.
Every Breton churchyard worthy of the name has its reliquary or bone-house.Legends & Romances of Brittany|Lewis Spence
"Don Louis still has your reliquary," he muttered in so low a voice that she guessed the words rather than heard them.The Gold-Seekers|Gustave Aimard
The acorn was a sort of reliquary in which the miraculous power of the idea was somehow enshrined.Three Philosophical Poets|George Santayana
Some portion of this miraculous blood was preserved in a phial, which was set in a reliquary and placed upon the altar.Tyrol and its People|Clive Holland
The sacred bones, found by King René, were enclosed in a reliquary, which has never ceased to perform miracles.King of Camargue|Jean Aicard
British Dictionary definitions for reliquary
noun plural -quaries
Word Origin for reliquary
Word Origin and History for reliquary
"receptacle for keeping relics," 1650s, from French reliquaire (14c.), from relique (see relic).