sanctuary


sanctuary

noun

Definition of SANCTUARY

1
a place that is considered sacred (as within a religion) <by law, anyone who sought refuge in a religious sanctuary was safe from arrest by the civil authorities>
Synonyms sanctuary, sanctum
Related Words reliquary; martyry
2
something (as a building) that offers cover from the weather or protection from danger <the marshland has been set aside as a sanctuary for shorebirds along that section of the coast>

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