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Definition of relics:

  1. The body of a deceased person, or part of it, or their garments or parts of them; anything preserved in remembrance; in the R. Cath. and Gr. Churches, the remains of saints or martyrs, or parts of them, or of their garments, & c., preserved in their churches, which are enjoined to be held in veneration, and which are alleged to be endued, in many instances, with miraculous powers.

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