inner sanctum

noun

Definition of inner sanctum

somewhat formal
: a very private room or place The new initiate was admitted to the club's inner sanctum. often used figurativelythe inner sanctum of the CIA

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“Inner sanctum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inner%20sanctum. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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