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sanctum

[ sangk-tuhm ]
/ ˈsæŋk təm /
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noun, plural sanc·tums, sanc·ta [sangk-tuh]. /ˈsæŋk tə/.

a sacred or holy place.
an inviolably private place or retreat.

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Origin of sanctum

1570–80; noun use of neuter of Latin sānctus;see Sanctus
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British Dictionary definitions for sanctum

sanctum
/ (ˈsæŋktəm) /

noun plural -tums or -ta (-tə)

a sacred or holy place
a room or place of total privacy or inviolability

Word Origin for sanctum

C16: from Latin, from sanctus holy
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