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.

(01 Mar 1998)

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