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sacrarium

[suh-krair-ee-uh m] /səˈkrɛər i əm/
noun, plural sacraria
[suh-krair-ee-uh] /səˈkrɛər i ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
Roman Catholic Church. a piscina.
2.
Ecclesiastical. the sanctuary or chancel.
3.
Roman History. a shrine or sanctuary.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; < Latin, equivalent to sacr-, stem of sacer holy + -ārium -ary
Related forms
sacrarial, adjective
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sacrarium

/sæˈkrɛərɪəm/
noun (pl) -craria (-ˈkrɛərɪə)
1.
the sanctuary of a church
2.
(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
C18: from Latin sacrārium, from sacersacred
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