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for Sanctum sanctorum
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: (Judaism) sanctuary comprised of the innermost chamber of the
Tabernacle in the temple of Solomon where the Ark of the
Covenant was kept [syn: holy of holies, sanctum
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