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Saturday, November 10, 2001

Definitions for sanctum

  1. A sacred place.
  2. A place of retreat where one is free from intrusion.

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Citations for sanctum
What's more, the babble of radios, televisions and raised voices from the other households in the condominium rarely penetrated this sanctum. Tim Parks, Mimi's Ghost
Seymour has spent most of her research time in that sanctum of the professional biographer, the London Library. John Mullan, The Guardian
Origin of sanctum
1570-1580
Sanctum comes from the Latin, meaning "holy, sacred, or inviolable."
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