noun, plural rel·iques [rel-iks; French ruh-leek] /ˈrɛl ɪks; French rəˈlik/. Archaic.
- religious order,
- religious right,
Examples from the Web for relique
The416 money and the relique arrived in Italy and were intercepted by the partisans of Giuliano della Rovere.Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7)|John Addington Symonds
The Relique of St. Cuthbert afterwards became of great importance in military events.The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Volume IV (of 8)|William Wordsworth
On the other side, he had given to me simply the reliques of his breakfast-table, which itself was hardly more than a relique.
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
She touches a spring, and there falls beside your relique—another, that had once belonged to it.Dream Life|Donald G. Mitchell
Frenchified spelling of relic (q.v.).