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relic

1. RC Church Eastern Church part of the body of a saint or something supposedly used by or associated with a saint, venerated as holy
2. Ecology a less common term for relict (sense 1)

relic

[′rel·ik]
(geology)
A landform that remains intact after decay or disintegration or that remains after the disappearance of the major portion of its substance.
A vestige of a particle in a sedimentary rock, such as a trace of a fossil fragment.
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Therese," the Military Ordinariate of the Philippines (MOP), which also hosted the first three visits of her relic in 2000, 2008, and 2013, continues to invite the public to visit and pray before the sacred relic of the miraculous intercessor.
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