Definition of reliquism in English:

reliquism

noun

rare
  • The veneration of relics, or objects likened to them.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Charles Mackay (1812–1889), poet and writer. Apparently from classical Latin reliquus + -ism, after reliquary.

Pronunciation

reliquism

/ˈrɛlɪkwɪz(ə)m/