reliquary definition by Webster's New World
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noun pl. reliquaries
Eccles. a case or other container in which relics are kept and displayed for veneration
Origin: French reliquaire ; from Classical Latin reliquiae: see relic
reliquary definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. rel·i·quar·ies
A receptacle, such as a coffer or shrine, for keeping or displaying sacred relics.
Origin: French reliquaire, from Old French, from relique, relic, from Late Latin reliquiae, sacred relics; see relic.