reliquary

A container for relics. Often reliquaries were in the form of caskets, though it was quite common for them to be shaped like statues or body parts (such as hands or heads).
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reliquary

[n] - a container where religious relics are stored or displayed (especially relics of saints)
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reliquary

Casket or vessel made to hold a relic or relics of a saint, generally made of precious metals and often richly decorated with gold, gems, and enamel. Particularly fine examples date from the early...
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Reliquary

A container or receptacle, such as a casket, coffer or shrine, for keeping or displaying sacred religious relics. Usually made of a richly decorated, precious material such as gold or silver or ivory. Often reliquaries containing human relics were shaped like statues or like life-size body parts (such as hands or heads). From the Latin reliquiae, s...
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Reliquary

Rel'i·qua·ry noun ; plural -ries (-rĭz). [ Late Latin reliquiarium , reliquiare : confer French reliquaire . See Relic .] A depositary, often a small box or casket, in which relics are kept.
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reliquary

noun a container where religious relics are stored or displayed (especially relics of saints)
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Reliquary

• (n.) A depositary, often a small box or casket, in which relics are kept.
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reliquary

(from the article `ceremonial object`) ...skeleton (such as the skull, hand, finger, foot, or tooth), a piece or lock of hair, a fingernail, or garments or fragments of clothing. Such ... From the 12th century onward, but particularly in the 13th and 14th centuries, copper-gilt chalices were relatively common, especially in Italy, ... ...
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reliquary

reliquary A container or shrine where relics; such as, the remains of a saint are kept.
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Reliquary

Urn or container for the relics of a saint or martyr.
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reliquary

reliquary (rel"ukwer'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 go...
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Reliquary

A reliquary is a small chest, box, or casket, used to contain reliques. Depositories of this kind were very common in British churches previous to the Reformation. They were made of wood, iron, or other metals, and occasionally of stone and they were always more or less ornamented, and sometimes were covered with the most costly embellishments.
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Reliquary

A reliquary (also referred to as a shrine or by the French term châsse) is a container for relics. These may be the purported physical remains of saints, such as bones, pieces of clothing, or some object associated with saints or other religious figures. The authenticity of any given relic is often a matter of debate; for that reason, some church...
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Reliquary

A container, often richly ornamented, holding the remains of a saint which can be displayed to the faithful.
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reliquary

a small box or shrine used to hold relics
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reliquary

small box, casket, or shrine for keeping a relic
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