Definition of Relict

1. 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.

Generic synonyms: Being, Organism

2. Noun. Geological feature that is a remnant of a pre-existing formation after other parts have disappeared.
Generic synonyms: Formation, Geological Formation

Definition of Relict

1. n. A woman whose husband is dead; a widow.

Definition of Relict

1. Noun. (formal) Something which, or someone who, survives or remains or is left over after the loss of others; a relic. ¹

2. Adjective. Surviving, remaining. ¹

3. Adjective. That is a relict; pertaining to a relict. ¹

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Definition of Relict

1. an organism surviving in a changed environment [n -S]

Medical Definition of Relict

1. A woman whose husband is dead; a widow. "Eli dying without issue, Jacob was obbliged by law to marry his relict, and so to raise up seed to his brother Eli." (South) Origin: L. Relicta, fr. Of relictus, p. P. Of relinquere to leave behind. See Relinquish. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Relict

relict (current term)
relief agencies
relief agency
relief area
relief chamber
relief map

Literary usage of Relict

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1. A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records by Charles William Manwaring (1902)
"Court Record, Page 44—28 July, 1692: Adms. to Sarah, the relict of John Bidwell, decd. Page 45—1st September, 1692: Invt. of the Estate of John ..."

2. The Gentleman's Magazine (1854)
"At High Harrogate, at a very advanced age, Jane, relict of John Jaques, e.sq. MD dau. of the late Francis Meeke, esq. of Kirk Hammerton Rail, Yorkshire. ..."

3. The Marriage, Baptismal, and Burial Registers of the Collegiate Church Or by Joseph Lemuel Chester (1876)
"11 The most illustrious Princess Elizabeth ; first, Duchess of Albe- marle, relict of Christopher Monk, the second and last Duke of Albemarle, ..."

4. The Confirmation of Executors in Scotland, According to the Practice in the by James Geddes Currie (1884)
"PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT AS EXECUTOR DATIVE —DOMICILE IN SCOTLAND—relict OR HUSBAND. ... The petitioner is the relict (or, husband) of the said D. ..."

5. Wills & Administrations from the Knaresborough Court Rolls by Knaresborough (Honor) (1905)
"Judith Brodbelt, relict of Arthur Burton of Killinghall, is admitted as administratrix of his effects. ADMINISTRATION OF THOMAS PARKER'S EFFECTS. ..."

6. The Buik of the Croniclis of Scotland: Or, A Metrical Version of the History by Hector Boece, William Stewart (1858)
"... MANER AND THE PROCES REGULUS BROCHT THE relict OF SANCT ANDROW IN SCOTLAND FRA THE LAND ... of that samin yle Sall hald that relict in sic reuerence, ..."

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