Definition of Sanctuary. Meaning of Sanctuary. Synonyms of Sanctuary

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Definition of Sanctuary

Sanctuary
Sanctuary Sanc"tu*a*ry, n.; pl. Sanctuaries. [OE. seintuarie, OF. saintuaire, F. sanctuaire, fr. L. sanctuarium, from sanctus sacred, holy. See Saint.] A sacred place; a consecrated spot; a holy and inviolable site. Hence, specifically: (a) The most retired part of the temple at Jerusalem, called the Holy of Holies, in which was kept the ark of the covenant, and into which no person was permitted to enter except the high priest, and he only once a year, to intercede for the people; also, the most sacred part of the tabernacle; also, the temple at Jerusalem. (b) (Arch.) The most sacred part of any religious building, esp. that part of a Christian church in which the altar is placed. (c) A house consecrated to the worship of God; a place where divine service is performed; a church, temple, or other place of worship. (d) A sacred and inviolable asylum; a place of refuge and protection; shelter; refuge; protection. These laws, whoever made them, bestowed on temples the privilege of sanctuary. --Milton. The admirable works of painting were made fuel for the fire; but some relics of it took sanctuary under ground, and escaped the common destiny. --Dryden.

Meaning of Sanctuary from wikipedia

- human sanctuary, a safe place for humans, such as a political sanctuary; and non-human sanctuary, such as an animal or plant sanctuary. Sanctuary is a...
- Sanctuary city (French: ville sanctuaire; Spanish: ciudad santuario) refers to muni****l jurisdictions, typically in North America and Western Europe...
- Avenue Kennet Avenue Silbury Hill West Kennet Long Barrow The Sanctuary The Sanctuary is a prehistoric site on Overton Hill located around 5 miles west...
- No Sanctuary may refer to: No Sanctuary (A Loss for Words album) No Sanctuary (EP), an EP by Amebix "No Sanctuary" (The Walking Dead), an episode of The...
- Second Amendment Sanctuary, also referred to as Second Amendment Preservation Ordinance or Second Amendment Protection Act, refers to resolutions adopted...
- A sanctuary is a social institution. Sanctuary or The Sanctuary or Sanctuaries may also refer to: Sanctuary (Saint Seiya), a fictional location in Saint...
- Wildlife sanctuaries of India are cl****ified as IUCN Category IV protected areas. Between 1936 and 2016, 543 wildlife sanctuaries were established in the...
- Farm Sanctuary is an American animal protection organization, founded in 1986 as an advocate for farmed animals. It was America's first shelter for farmed...
- Sanctuary of Truth (Thai: ปราสาทสัจธรรม Prasat Sajja Tham) is a religious construction in Pattaya, Thailand. The sanctuary is an all-wood building filled...
- The Annapurna Sanctuary is a high glacial basin lying 40 km directly north of Pokhara. This oval-shaped plateau sits at an altitude of over 4000 metres...
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