sanctum
noun (plural sanctums; also sancta) Etymology: Late Latin, from Latin, neuter of sanctus sacred Date: 1577 1. a sacred place 2. a place where one is free from intrusion <
an editor's sanctum
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the inner sanctums of research
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  • sanctum — 1570s, from L. sanctum a holy place, as in L.L. sanctum sanctorum holy of holies (from Gk. to hagion ton hagion, from Heb. qodesh haqqodashim), from neut. of sanctus holy (see SAINT (Cf. saint)). In English, sanctum sanctorum attested from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sanctum — ist der Akkusativ Singular des lateinischen sanctus (heilig) Sanctum ist der Titel von einem Roman von Markus Heitz aus der Reihe Dunkle Spannung: Die Bestie , erschienen 2006 einem US amerikanisch australischen Film aus dem Jahr 2011, siehe… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sanctum — Sanctum: Санктум  триллер, рассказывающий о приключении группы спелеологов. Sanctum  шутер от первого лица, жанра Tower Defence Список значений слова ил …   Википедия

  • sanctum — ► NOUN (pl. sanctums) 1) a sacred place, especially a shrine in a temple or church. 2) a private place. ORIGIN Latin, from sanctus holy …   English terms dictionary

  • sanctum — [saŋk′təm] n. pl. sanctums or sancta [saŋk′tə] [L, neut. of sanctus, holy: see SAINT] 1. a sacred place 2. a study or private room where one is not to be disturbed …   English World dictionary

  • Sanctum — A sanctum is a holy site.Other uses of the term include: * Sanctum (game), an online collectible card game * Sanctum (band), a Swedish musical group * Sanctum (crust band), a crust punk band from Seattle See also * Sanctum sanctorum, a variation… …   Wikipedia

  • sanctum — noun A place set apart, as with a sanctum sanctorum; a private retreat or workroom. For myself, I had no need to make any change; I should not be called upon to quit my sanctum of the schoolroom; for a sanctum it was now become to me, a very… …   Wiktionary

  • sanctum — [[t]sæ̱ŋtəm[/t]] sanctums 1) N COUNT: usu sing If you refer to someone s inner sanctum, you mean a room which is private and sometimes secret, where they can be quiet and alone. His bedroom s his inner sanctum. 2) N COUNT A sanctum is the holiest …   English dictionary

  • sanctum — UK [ˈsæŋktəm] / US noun [countable] Word forms sanctum : singular sanctum plural sanctums or sancta an inner room in a holy place such as a temple • See: inner sanctum …   English dictionary

  • sanctum — n. an inner sanctum * * * [ sæŋktəm] an inner sanctum …   Combinatory dictionary

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