sacrarium

[ suh-krair-ee-uh m ]
/ səˈkrɛər i əm /

noun, plural sa·crar·i·a [suh-krair-ee-uh] /səˈkrɛər i ə/.

Roman Catholic Church. a piscina.
Ecclesiastical. the sanctuary or chancel.
Roman History. a shrine or sanctuary.

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Nearby words

  1. sacramentally,
  2. sacramentarian,
  3. sacramento,
  4. sacramento mountains,
  5. sacramento sturgeon,
  6. sacre bleu,
  7. sacrectomy,
  8. sacred,
  9. sacred baboon,
  10. sacred bamboo

Origin of sacrarium

1700–10; < Latin, equivalent to sacr-, stem of sacer holy + -ārium -ary

Related formssa·crar·i·al, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for sacrarium

sacrarium

/ (sæˈkrɛərɪəm) /

noun plural -craria (-ˈkrɛərɪə)

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

Word Origin for sacrarium

C18: from Latin sacrārium, from sacer sacred

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