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relic

noun [C] uk   /ˈrel.ɪk/ us  
an object, tradition, or system from the past that continues to exist: During the dig, the archaeological team found some relics from the Stone Age. The country's employment system is a relic of the 1960s when jobs were scarce. a part of the body or something that belonged to a holy person: These bones are the relics of a 12th-century saint.
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