noun. a container where religious relics are stored or displayed (especially relics of saints).
- reliquaire (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
- reliquiarium (Latin)
Example sentences of the word reliquary
1. Noun, singular or mass
St. Stephen's Basilica, a monumental neoclassical church, houses the saint's right hand in its reliquary.
I call it 'the reliquary' because it's a platform for your collection of found objects.