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reliquary

[ rel-i-kwer-ee ]SEE DEFINITION OF reliquary

Synonyms for reliquary

  • arca
  • feretory
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In some towns they have, in the cemetery, a bone-house or reliquary.

Jane brought it to Con as to the proper keeper of the reliquary.

She rushed for a little box which she had converted into a sort of reliquary.

Menstir, a reliquary; poolire, a leathern bookcase or satchel.

It is circular in form, and was probably intended as a reliquary.

In the Reliquary at Berlin, the figures of the saints are too short.

I called it an amulet: rightly, I should have said a reliquary.

The chaplain, holding the reliquary in his hands by the stem I have spoken of.

Then the other armory was opened, and the reliquary was taken out by the chaplain.

He takes the reliquary from the Abbess and throws it into one of the open graves.

WORD ORIGIN

"receptacle for keeping relics," 1650s, from French reliquaire (14c.), from relique (see relic).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR RELIQUARY

chest

nounbox for storage
  • bin
  • bureau
  • cabinet
  • carton
  • case
  • casket
  • chiffonier
  • coffer
  • commode
  • crate
  • exchequer
  • pyxis
  • receptacle
  • reliquary
  • strongbox
  • treasury
  • trunk

shrine

nountribute to a god, idol, or spirit
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