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sanctuary

sanc·tu·ar·y

sanctuary

 
 
pronunciation:
saengk chu eI ri
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part of speech: noun
inflections: sanctuaries
definition 1: a holy or sacred place, esp. the holiest part of a place of worship.
synonyms:
bethel, holy of holies, sanctum, sanctum sanctorum, shrine
similar words:
holy
definition 2: a place that offers refuge or protection from arrest, seizure, or the like.
synonyms:
asylum, refuge
similar words:
cover
definition 3: the refuge provided by such a place.
synonyms:
asylum, refuge
definition 4: a piece of land that has been reserved as a protective shelter for wild animals; wildlife refuge.
synonyms:
preserve, refuge
similar words:
covert
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