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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 rel·ic /ˈrɛlɪk/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rel·ic n.  [Formerly written also relique.]
 1. That which remains; that which is left after loss or decay; a remaining portion; a remnant.
    The relics of lost innocence.   --Kebe.
    The fragments, scraps, the bits and greasy relics.   --Shak.
 2. The body from which the soul has departed; a corpse; especially, the body, or some part of the body, of a deceased saint or martyr; -- usually in the plural when referring to the whole body.
    There are very few treasuries of relics in Italy that have not a tooth or a bone of this saint.   --Addison.
 Thy relics, Rowe, to this fair urn we trust,
 And sacred place by Dryden's awful dust.   --Pope.
 3. Hence, a memorial; anything preserved in remembrance; as, relics of youthful days or friendships.
 The pearls were spilt;
 Some lost, some stolen, some as relics kept.   --Tennyson.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an antiquity that has survived from the distant past
      2: something of sentimental value [syn: keepsake, souvenir,