sanctuary

[ sangk-choo-er-ee ]
/ ˈsæŋk tʃuˌɛr i /

noun, plural sanc·tu·ar·ies.

Origin of sanctuary

1300–50; Middle English < Late Latin sānctuārium, equivalent to sānctu- (replacing Latin sānct-), combining form of sanctus (see Sanctus) + -ārium -ary
Related formssanc·tu·ar·ied, adjective
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sanctuary

/ (ˈsæŋktjʊərɪ) /

noun plural -aries


Word Origin for sanctuary

C14: from Old French sainctuarie, from Late Latin sanctuārium repository for holy things, from Latin sanctus holy
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