relic  /ˈrɛlɪk/  noun

  • 1 . something that is from a past time, place, culture, etc. — often followed by of or from

    • relics of ancient China
    • relics from the war
    • This law is a relic of a bygone era.
    • Typewriters are a relic of the past. [=typewriters are no longer used or considered modern]

    2 . an object (such as a piece of clothing or the bone of a saint) that is considered holy

    • holy/sacred relics