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...
- Salt and Sanctuary is a 2D action role-playing video game developed and published by Ska Studios. The game was released on March 15, 2016 for the PlayStation...
- 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...
- Second Amendment sanctuary (SAS), also known as a gun sanctuary, is a state, county or locality in the United States that has adopted laws or resolutions...
- Angel Sanctuary (****anese: 天使禁猟区, Hepburn: Tenshi Kinryōku) is a ****anese manga series written and illustrated by Kaori Yuki. It was serialized in the...
- Animals Initiative) Sanctuary is located in the Kodagu district in the Indian state of Karnataka. SAI Sanctuary is the only private sanctuary in India. It is...
- 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...
- The Daranghati Sanctuary is located in Shimla District Rampur Bushahr, Himachal Pradesh, India. It has undisturbed forest areas. Monal, Tragopan, Koklas...
- Dark Sanctuary is a French neocl****ical darkwave, gothic metal band that was formed in Paris in 1996. The band's first official release was a 20-minute...
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