sanctum

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noun sanc·tum \ˈsaŋ(k)-təm\

Definition of sanctum

plural

sanctums

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sancta

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  1. 1 :  a sacred place

  2. 2 :  a place where one is free from intrusion <an editor's sanctum> <the inner sanctums of research>

Examples of sanctum in a sentence

  1. Her office was her sanctum.

  2. 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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SANCTUM Defined for English Language Learners

sanctum

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noun sanc·tum \ˈsaŋ(k)-təm\

Definition of sanctum for English Language Learners

  • : a place where you are not bothered by other people

  • : a holy or sacred place


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