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Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: Latin vestigium 'footprint, track'

vestige

noun
     
ves‧tige [countable] formal
1 a small part or amount of something that remains when most of it no longer exists [= trace]
vestige of
The new law removed the last vestiges of royal power.
2 the smallest possible amount of a quality or feeling
vestige of
There's not a vestige of truth in the story.

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