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 for sanctum
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
      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,
         holy]

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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