sanctum sanctorum
noun Etymology: Late Latin Date: 1558 1. holy of holies 2. sanctum 2

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  • Sanctum sanctorum — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sanctum sanctorum — [saŋk tôr′əm] n. [LL(Ec), holy of holies (see SANCTUM), used in Vulg. to transl. Gr(Ec) to hagion tōn hagiōn (in LXX), transl. of Heb kodesh hakadashim] 1. HOLY OF HOLIES 2. a place of utmost privacy and inviolability …   English World dictionary

  • sanctum sanctorum — index asylum (hiding place) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Sanctum Sanctorum — This article is about the fictional building in the Marvel Universe. For the Latin phrase, see Sanctum sanctorum. Sanctum Sanctorum If this infobox is not supposed to have an image, please add |noimage=yes …   Wikipedia

  • Sanctum sanctorum — The Latin phrase sanctum sanctorum means literally Holy of Holies. It was originally applied in a religious context to the most sacred place within a sacred building, such as a temple. However, in common usage can also be applied to mean any… …   Wikipedia

  • sanctum sanctorum — [saŋ(k) tɔ:rəm] noun (plural sancta sanctorum or sanctum sanctorums) the holy of holies in the Jewish temple. Origin ME: L. sanctum (see sanctum) + sanctorum of holy places , translating Heb. qōḏeš haqqŏḏāšīm holy of holies …   English new terms dictionary

  • sanctum sanctorum — /sangk tawr euhm, tohr / 1. the holy of holies of the Biblical tabernacle and the Temple in Jerusalem. 2. sanctum (def. 2). [1350 1400; ME < L sanctum sanctorum, trans. of Heb qodhesh haqqodhashim holy of holies] * * * …   Universalium

  • sanctum sanctorum — noun 1. (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 • Topics: ↑Judaism • Hypernyms: ↑sanctuary …   Useful english dictionary

  • sanctum sanctorum — noun a) The Holy of Holies in the Jewish temple. Mdlle Reuter turned her eye laterally on me, to ascertain, probably, whether I was collected enough to be ushered into her sanctum sanctorum. b) A persons most private retreat or sanctuary …   Wiktionary

  • sanctum sanctorum — sanc′tum sanc•to′rum [[t]sæŋkˈtɔr əm, ˈtoʊr [/t]] n. 1) jud the holy of holies of the Biblical tabernacle and the Temple in Jerusalem 2) sanctum 2) • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME < LL …   From formal English to slang

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