sanctuary

  1. a consecrated place where sacred objects are kept
  2. a shelter from danger or hardship
  3. area around the altar of a church for the clergy and choir; often enclosed by a lattice or railing

Sanctuary

A sacred place, such as a church, temple, or mosque; an area designated to be used for spiritual events and practices only

Sanctuary

A sanctuary is the most sacred part of any religious building. The term is especially applied to that part of a Christian church in which the altar is placed - the presbytery or eastern part of the choir of a church.
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Sanctuary

the high altar is placed. The holiest part of the church.
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sanctuary

[n] - a consecrated place where sacred objects are kept
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sanctuary

The holiest area of a place of worship; also a place of refuge from persecution or prosecution, usually in or near a place of worship. The custom of offering sanctuary in specific places goes back...
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Sanctuary

The area immediately around the main altar of a church.
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Sanctuary

Area around the main altar of the church, within the communion rails.
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Sanctuary

Sanc'tu·a·ry noun ; plural Sanctuaries . [ Middle English seintuarie , Old French saintuaire , French sanctuaire , from Latin sanctuarium , from sanctus sacred, holy. See Saint .] A sacred place; a consecrated spot; a holy and inviolable site...
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sanctuary

(sangk´chdbobr-ar″e) an area in the body where a drug tends to collect and to escape metabolic breakdown.
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Sanctuary

• (n.) A sacred place; a consecrated spot; a holy and inviolable site. • (n.) The most retired part of the temple at Jerusalem, called the Holy of Holies, in which was kept the ark of the covenant, and into which no person was permitted to enter except the high priest, and he only once a year, to intercede for the people; also, the most s...
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sanctuary

(from the article `guerrilla warfare`) If a guerrilla force is to survive, let alone prosper, it must control safe areas to which it can retire for recuperation and repair of arms and ...
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Sanctuary

(from the article `Faulkner, William`) ...such popular—and well-paying—magazines as Collier`s and Saturday Evening Post. Greater, if more equivocal, prominence came with the financially ...
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Sanctuary

(from the article `Trois Frères`) ...discovered in 1914, and most of the pictures of animals, together with a couple of therianthropes (half-human, half-animal figures), are located ...
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sanctuary

in religion, a sacred place, set apart from the profane, ordinary world. Originally, sanctuaries were natural locations, such as groves or hills, ... [2 related articles]
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sanctuary

sanctuary 1. A holy place. 2. A building or place set apart for the worship of God or of one or more divinities: applied, e.g., to a Christian church, the Jewish temple and the Mosaic tabernacle, a heathen temple or site of local worship, and the like; also figuratively, to the church or body of believers. 3. Used as a reference to the priestly off...
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Sanctuary

[Gabriella Cilmi single] Azerbaijan Development Gateway ...
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Sanctuary

[Saint Seiya] == The organization == The leader of the Sanctuary is Athena in her human reincarnation. But since Athena only descends down from Olympus as a human incarnation only once every roughly two hundred years, the charge was left mainly to the Pope, the highest rank of the Sanctuary, and her second in command, followed by 88 Saints ...
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sanctuary

sanctuary, sacred place, especially the most sacred part of a sacred place. In ancient times and in the Middle Ages, a sanctuary served as asylum, a place of refuge for persons fleeing from violence or from the penalties of the law. To injure a person in sanctuary or to remove him from it forcibly w...
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Sanctuary

A place of refuge, where the process of the law cannot be executed. Sanctuaries may be divided into religious and civil. The former were very common in Europe; religious houses affording protection from arrest to all persons, whether accused of crime, or pursued for debt. This kind was never known in the United States. Civil sanctuary, or that ...
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sanctuary

The holiest area of a place of worship; also a place of refuge from persecution or prosecution, usually in or near a place of worship. The custom of offering sanctuary in specific places goes back to ancient times and was widespread in Europe in the Middle Ages. Ancient history The ancient Hebrews established six separate towns of refuge, and t...
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Sanctuary

[X-Men Episode] Bellini, Giovanni ~ St Francis in the Desert DETAIL of St Francis, c1480, Tempera and oil on panel Frick Collection, New York ...
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Sanctuary

[play] Sanctuary is a 1994 play by Australian playwright David Williamson. ==Summary== Sanctuary is a two act play set in the Gold Coast retreat belonging to retired Australian foreign correspondent Robert `Bob` King (Late 40`s). Mr King has lived a full life of charismatic success in the USA reporting on stories from all around the world. ...
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Sanctuary

[Utada song] This category is for women`s basketball coaches at the University of South Carolina. ...
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Sanctuary

[manga] == Plot == Sanctuary is a political thriller and crime story that featured two childhood friends, Akira Hojo and Chiaki Asami, who are ruthlessly struggling to set a new paradigm of living in Japan. However, the two friends took radically different paths (playing Rock Paper Scissors to decide who does what): Akira chose the dark pat...
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