sacrarium

sacrarium

[suh-krair-ee-uhm]
noun, plural sacraria [suh-krair-ee-uh] .
1.
Roman Catholic Church. a piscina.
2.
Ecclesiastical. the sanctuary or chancel.
3.
Roman History. a shrine or sanctuary.

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

sacrarial, adjective
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sacrarium (sæˈkrɛərɪəm)
 
n , pl -craria
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
 
[C18: from Latin sacrārium, from sacersacred]

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