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Definition of Sanctuary
SanctuarySanctuary 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
(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.
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
city (French: ville
sanctuaire; Spanish: ciudad
to muni****l jurisdictions, typically
America, that limit their
in the Kodagu district
in the Indian state
of Karnataka. SAI Sanctuary
is the only private sanctuary
in India. It is...
- Kugti Sanctuary
is the second largest sanctuary
in the state
Pradesh. Its situated
at an altitude ranging
from 2,195 m to 5,040 m. On the...
- Silent Sanctuary
is a 5-piece Filipino
rock band that was formed
in 2001. Five studio albums
have been released
by the band...
- A Wildlife Sanctuary
is a protected
area of importance
for flora, fauna, or features
- Second Amendment sanctuary
(SAS), also known
as a gun sanctuary
, is a state, county
in the United States
that has adopted
laws or resolutions...
- animal sanctuaries
; 2) wildlife sanctuaries
; 3) exotic animal sanctuaries
; and 4) farmed animal sanctuaries
. Unlike animal
- Chail Sanctuary
at Chail, a hill station which
is home to sambar, goral
and cheer pheasants
and Jhaja. Barking
deer and kalijin...
- The Tchimpounga Sanctuary
, also known
as the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation
Center, for primates
on a coastal plain
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