Penetralia Pen`e*tra"li*a, n. pl. [L., fr. penetralis penetrating, internal. See {Penetrate}.] 1. The recesses, or innermost parts, of any thing or place, especially of a temple or palace. [1913 Webster]

2. Hidden things or secrets; privacy; sanctuary; as, the sacred penetralia of the home. [1913 Webster]

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