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Relic vs. Relict

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Main Difference

The main difference between Relic and Relict is that the Relic is a ancient religious object preserved for purposes of veneration and Relict is a surviving remnant of a natural phenomenon

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  • Relic (noun)

    That which remains; that which is left after loss or decay; a remaining portion.

  • Relic (noun)

    Something old and outdated, possibly kept for sentimental reasons.

  • Relic (noun)

    A part of the body of a saint, or an ancient religious object, kept for veneration.

  • Relic (verb)

    To cause (an object) to appear old or worn, to distress.

  • Relict (noun)

    Something that, or someone who, survives or remains or is left over after the loss of others; a relic.

  • Relict (noun)

    The surviving member of a married couple after one or the other has died; a widow or widower.

  • Relict (noun)

    A species, organism{{,}} or ecosystem which has survived from a previous age: one which was once widespread but which is now found only in a few areas.

  • Relict (noun)

    A structure or other feature which has survived from a previous age.

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Relic (noun)

    That which remains; that which is left after loss or decay; a remaining portion; a remnant.

  • Relic (noun)

    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.

  • Relic (noun)

    Hence, a memorial; anything preserved in remembrance; as, relics of youthful days or friendships.

  • Relict (noun)

    A woman whose husband is dead; a widow.

Webster Dictionary
  • Relic (noun)

    an antiquity that has survived from the distant past

  • Relic (noun)

    something of sentimental value

  • Relict (noun)

    an organism or species surviving as a remnant of an otherwise extinct flora or fauna in an environment much changed from that in which it originated

  • Relict (noun)

    geological feature that is a remnant of a pre-existing formation after other parts have disappeared

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