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Definition of Sanctuary


  1. A sacred place; a consecrated spot; a holy and inviolable site.
  2. 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 sacred part of the tabernacle; also, the temple at Jerusalem.
  3. The most sacred part of any religious building, esp. that part of a Christian church in which the altar is placed.
  4. A house consecrated to the worship of God; a place where divine service is performed; a church, temple, or other place of worship.
  5. A sacred and inviolable asylum; a place of refuge and protection; shelter; refuge; protection.

Sanctuary Quotations

I am my own sanctuary and I can be reborn as many times as I choose throughout my life.
Lady Gaga

Family life itself, that safest, most traditional, most approved of female choices, is not a sanctuary: It is, perpetually, a dangerous place.
Margaret Drabble

Psychotherapy is a sanctuary; it is a battleground; it is a place I have been psychotic, neurotic, elated, confused, and despairing beyond belief.
Kay Redfield Jamison

A charity donkey is where you sponsor a donkey in a sanctuary and give them three pounds a month to have some donkey nuts or something.
Richard C. Armitage

Because my business life is so busy, my home is really my sanctuary. That is where I reflect and spend quality time with my girls.
Rachel Roy
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Sanctuary Translations

sanctuary in German is Heiligtum, Heiligtum, Heiligtums
sanctuary in Italian is santuario
sanctuary in Spanish is santuario
sanctuary in Swedish is helgedom
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