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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Sanctum \Sanc"tum\, n. [L., p. p. of sancire to consecrate.]
A sacred place; hence, a place of retreat; a room reserved
for personal use; as, an editor's sanctum.
Sanctum sanctorum [L.], the Holy of Holies; the most holy
place, as in the Jewish temple.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a place of inviolable privacy; "he withdrew to his sanctum
sanctorum, where the children could never go" [syn:
sanctum, sanctum sanctorum]
2: a sacred place of pilgrimage [syn: holy place, sanctum,
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
25 Moby Thesaurus words for "sanctum":
adytum, ashram, cabinet, cell, cloister, closet, den, hermitage,
hideaway, hideout, hiding place, holy of holies, holy place,
ivory tower, lair, mew, privacy, recess, retreat, sacrarium,
sanctuary, sanctum sanctorum, secret place, shrine, study
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