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n. pl. rel·i·quar·ies
A receptacle, such as a coffer or shrine, for keeping or displaying sacred relics.
[French reliquaire, from Old French, from relique, relic, from Late Latin reliquiae, sacred relics; see relic.]
n, pl -quaries
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a receptacle or repository for relics, esp relics of saints
[C17: from Old French reliquaire, from relique relic]
rel•i•quar•y(ˈrɛl ɪˌkwɛr i)
n., pl. -quar•ies.
a repository or receptacle for relics.
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|Noun||1.||reliquary - a container where religious relics are stored or displayed (especially relics of saints)|
container - any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)