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Answer for the clue "Sacred article", 5 letters:
relic

Alternative clues for the word relic

Museum artifact

Remembrance of things past

Museum piece

Archeological find

Fossil, e.g.

Dig find

Holdover

Antiquary's acquisition

Archeologist's find

Vestige

Archaeological find

Memento

Excavation find

Museum item

Piece of history

Thing of the past

Thing from the past

Archaeologist's find

You can dig it

Dinosaur, so to speak

Excavated item

Excavated item, maybe

___ of the past

Museum holding

Piece of the past

Centuries-old object

Old object

Artifact

Shroud of Turin, e.g.

Collector's item

Linotype machine, nowadays

Antiquity that as survived from the distant past

Something of sentimental value

Token

Souvenir

Remnant of the past

Treasured memento

Keepsake

Survival

Trace

Holy Grail, e.g.

Object from the past

Holy memorial

Remnant from the past

Esteemed object

Jalopy

Religious treasure

Shrine item

Shrine sight

Fossil

Memento of a saint

Keepsake from a former era

Word definitions for relic in dictionaries

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS ■ ADJECTIVE holy ▪ Originally this symbolic seat of power contained holy relics . ▪ Gripping the key in his pocket as if it were a holy relic , he took his first step into the world. ▪ To me there is no such thing as a holy...

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Relic \Rel"ic\ (r?l"?k), n. [F. relique, from L. reliquiae, pl., akin to relinquere to leave behind. See Relinquish .] That which remains; that which is left after loss or decay; a remaining portion; a remnant. --Chaucer. Wyclif. The relics of lost innocence....

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 1 That which remains; that which is left after loss or decay; a remaining portion. 2 Something old kept for sentimental reasons. 3 (context religion English) A part of the body of a saint, or an ancient religious object, kept for veneration.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
early 13c., "body part or other object from a holy person," from Old French relique (11c., plural reliques ), from Late Latin reliquiæ (plural) "remains of a martyr," in classical Latin "remains, remnants," noun use of fem. plural of reliquus "remaining,...

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. an antiquity that has survived from the distant past something of sentimental value [syn: keepsake , souvenir , token ]

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
In religion, a relic usually consists of the physical remains of a saint or the personal effects of the saint or venerated person preserved for purposes of veneration as a tangible memorial. Relics are an important aspect of some forms of Buddhism , Christianity...

Usage examples of relic.

He feels the fear begin to accrete, seamlessly, senselessly, with absolute conviction, around this carnival ghost, the Cadillac, this oil-burning relic in its spectral robe of smudged mosaic silver.

Now it is quite clear--though you have perhaps never thought of it--that if the next generation of Englishmen consisted wholly of Julius Caesars, all our political, ecclesiastical, and moral institutions would vanish, and the less perishable of their appurtenances be classed with Stonehenge and the cromlechs and round towers as inexplicable relics of a bygone social order.

She was peculiarly assiduous in exhibiting the relics with which this, like all other celebrated shrines, abounds.

One hundred years before the birth of Christ, a philosophical treatise, which manifestly betrays the style and sentiments of the school of Plato, was produced by the Alexandrian Jews, and unanimously received as a genuine and valuable relic of the inspired Wisdom of Solomon.

Many of them were pure gibberish, but there was some quite lovely liturgical story-telling scattered throughout, the relic, Jame believed, of an older ritual.

The Grand Maistre carefully placed the relic in a cedarwood box and locked the box with a gilded key from a chain around his neck.

Holy Orders than a boy of thirteen: a richly illuminated Book of Hours, a rosewood and silver crucifix worthy of a cathedral chapel, a relic of the martyred Saint Willim sealed in a crystal reliquary, and from Hubert, a starkly functional silver chalice and paten and a chasuble of creamy wool, surprisingly plain compared to the other gifts.

These cases are very different from that of the so-called Shroud of Turin, which shows something too close to a human form to be a misapprehended natural pattern and which is now suggested by carbon-14 dating to be not the death shroud of Jesus, but a pious hoax from the fourteenth century - a time when the manufacture of fraudulent religious relics was a thriving and profitable home handicraft industry.

England, then it would seem that he had fled from it at the full speed of his monoplane, but had been overtaken and devoured by these horrible creatures at some spot in the outer atmosphere above the place where the grim relics were found.

Crenshinibon had imparted the information to the wizard, the living relic anticipating the movements of the powerful creature from the lower planes that had been persuing it for ages uncounted.

If, however, the change is within the range of what the relic might predictably undergo himself, continuity of individuality is presumed.

Being afraid of a Danish invasion, and thinking that the relics of the protomartyr, which had already been once carried away to Denmark, would not be safe in the shrine as it stood, he hid them under the altar of St.

But instead of pursuing his expedition by land, he was rejoiced to shelter the relics of his army in the friendly seaport of Satalia.

In conclusion, it may be said that the present volume contains many precious relics of the Bewick, Newbury, Goldsmith, Newcastle York, Banbury, Coventry, and Catnach presses, and a representative collection of the stock of workable woodcuts of a provincial printer in the latter part of the 18th century, and to those who would like to inspect the rentable copies of those valuable and interesting little books, and some of the original Horn Books, etc.

His authority would alone be sufficient to annihilate that formidable army of martyrs, whose relics, drawn for the most part from the catacombs of Rome, have replenished so many churches, and whose marvellous achievements have been the subject of so many volumes of Holy Romance.