- Roman Catholic Church. a piscina.
- Ecclesiastical. the sanctuary or chancel.
- Roman History. a shrine or sanctuary.
Origin of sacrarium
1700–10; < Latin, equivalent to sacr-, stem of sacer holy + -ārium -ary
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Examples from the Web for sacrarium
Sacrarium, the part of a temple where the sacred things were deposited.The Children of Westminster Abbey
Rose G. Kingsley
Superfice (Dryden) has not put superficies, nor sacrary (Hacket) sacrarium, nor limbeck alembic, out of use.English Past and Present
Richard Chevenix Trench
Alt′ar-rails, rails separating the sacrarium from the rest of the chancel.
It spans the whole of the choir, and is continued along the sides of the sacrarium, forming sedilia of four seats on either side.
There is a richly-sculptured monument of a bishop on the southern side of the sacrarium.Some Account of Gothic Architecture in Spain
George Edmund Street
- the sanctuary of a church
- RC Church a place near the altar of a church, similar in function to the piscina, where materials used in the sacred rites are deposited or poured away
C18: from Latin sacrārium, from sacer sacred
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