The definition of a relic is something old that has survived.(noun)
An old tool from ancient times is an example of a relic.
See relic in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME relike < OFr relique < L reliquiae, pl., remains < relinquere: see relinquish
See relic in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English relik, object of religious veneration
Origin: , from Old French relique
Origin: , from Late Latin reliquiae, sacred relics
Origin: , from Latin, remains
Origin: , from reliquus, remaining
Origin: , from relinquere, relīqu-, to leave behind; see relinquish.
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