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 people, 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, that limit their cooperation...
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- A Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area of importance for flora, fauna, or features of geological or other interest, which is reserved and managed for...
- A sanctuary knocker is an ornamental knocker on the door of a cathedral or church. Under medieval English common law, these instruments supposedly afforded...
- Avenue Kennet Avenue Silbury Hill West Kennet Long Barrow The Sanctuary The Sanctuary was a stone and timber circle near the village of Avebury in the...
- animal sanctuaries; 2) wildlife sanctuaries; 3) exotic animal sanctuaries; and 4) farmed animal sanctuaries. Unlike animal shelters, sanctuaries do not...
- national park in Madhya Pradesh, India, established in 1981 as a wildlife sanctuary with an area of 344.686 km2 (133.084 sq mi) in the Sheopur and Morena...
- Look up sanctuary in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. A sanctuary is a social institution. Sanctuary or The Sanctuary or Sanctuaries may also refer to:...
- Bird Sanctuary is a 61.21-hectare (151.3-acre) protected area located in the Kancheepuram District of the state of Tamil Nadu, India. The sanctuary is about...