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reliquary. Receptacle in which the Relics of Saints are kept. They may be very small, such as a box or casket, or very large, ornate, and magnificent, such as the shrine of St Edward in Westminster Abbey. It should be remembered that great medieval buildings were often erected to house shrines or reliquaries, and so may be regarded, by extension, as reliquaries themselves (e.g. Cologne Cathedral, which contains the lovely reliquary of the Magi).

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reliquary (rĕl´əkwĕr´ē), receptacle containing the relics of saints and other sacred objects of the Christian religion. Reliquaries were often designed in shapes that reflected the nature of their contents, such as hands, shoes, buildings, and heads. They were richly decorated with gold, silver, enamel, and jewels.

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reliquary

rel·i·quar·y / ˈreləˌkwerē/ • n. (pl. -quar·ies) a container for holy relics.

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reliquary a container, as a box or shrine, for holy relics; reliquaries are often richly ornamented.

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reliquary vessel to contain relics. XVII. — (O)F. reliquaire, f. relique RELIC; see -ARY.

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