noun \ˈsaŋ(k)-təm\

: a place where you are not bothered by other people

: a holy or sacred place

plural sanctums also sanc·ta \-tə\

Full Definition of SANCTUM

:  a sacred place
:  a place where one is free from intrusion <an editor's sanctum> <the inner sanctums of research>

Examples of SANCTUM

  1. Her office was her sanctum.
  2. the sanctum of a church

Origin of SANCTUM

Late Latin, from Latin, neuter of sanctus sacred
First Known Use: 1577

Related to SANCTUM

Other Religion (Eastern and Other) Terms

Zen, antinomian, avatar, gnosticism, illuminati, ineffable, karma, koan, mantra


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