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2 definitions found
 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.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Sanctum sanctorum [L.], the Holy of Holies; the most holy
        place, as in the Jewish temple.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sanctum sanctorum
      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
         sanctorum]

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