Simple Definition of sanctum
: a place where you are not bothered by other people
: a holy or sacred place
Full Definition of sanctumplural
1 : a sacred place
2 : a place where one is free from intrusion <an editor's sanctum> <the inner sanctums of research>
Examples of sanctum in a sentence
Her office was her sanctum.
the sanctum of a church
Origin and Etymology of sanctum
Late Latin, from Latin, neuter of sanctus sacred
First Known Use: 1577
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