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noun [countable]     relic pronunciation in British English
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  1. 2
    something such as a system or rule that remains from an earlier time or situation

    The ban on fund-raising activities is a relic from the previous administration.

  2. 3
    humorous a piece of evidence or a sign of something that has existed or happened recently

    A few dirty glasses were the only relics of the night before.

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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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