sanctuary

  • 1 Sanctuary — • A consecrated place of refuge • Church architecture term Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Sanctuary     ♦ Sanctuary …

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  • 2 Sanctuary —    Sanctuary was a right of the English Church whereby cathedrals, abbeys, churches, and churchyards could serve as places of refuge for criminals, debtors, victims of abuse, and political refugees.    In theory, a person claiming sanctuary could …

    Encyclopedia of the Wars of the Roses

  • 3 Sanctuary — (englisch für „Heiligtum, Kultstätte“) steht für: eine Musikband, siehe Sanctuary (Band) eine kanadische Web und Fernsehserie, siehe Sanctuary – Wächter der Kreaturen einen australischen Spielfilm von Robin De Crespigny aus dem Jahr 1995, siehe… …

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  • 4 Sanctuary — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda El término Sanctuary puede referirse a: Sanctuary, sencillo de Iron Maiden. Sanctuary, canción de Nami Tamaki. Sanctuary, una serie canadiense de ciencia ficción. Sanctuary Records, una discográfica del Reino Unido.… …

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  • 5 Sanctuary — Sanc tu*a*ry, n.; pl. {Sanctuaries}. [OE. seintuarie, OF. saintuaire, F. sanctuaire, fr. L. sanctuarium, from sanctus sacred, holy. See {Saint}.] A sacred place; a consecrated spot; a holy and inviolable site. Hence, specifically: (a) The most… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Sanctuary — Sanctuary, TX U.S. town in Texas Population (2000): 256 Housing Units (2000): 111 Land area (2000): 0.263664 sq. miles (0.682887 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.263664 sq. miles (0.682887 sq.… …

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  • 7 sanctuary — [n1] church; holiest room or area in religious building altar, chancel, holy place, sanctorium, sanctum, shrine, temple; concepts 368,439,448 sanctuary [n2] place to hide, be safe asylum, church, convent, cover, covert, defense, den, harbor,… …

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  • 8 sanctuary — mid 14c., building set apart for holy worship, from Anglo Fr. sentuarie, from O.Fr. sainctuarie, from L.L. sanctuarium a sacred place, shrine (especially the Hebrew Holy of Holies; see SANCTUM (Cf. sanctum)), also a private room, from L. sanctus… …

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  • 9 sanctuary — index asylum (hiding place), asylum (protection), bulwark, haven, preservation, protection, refuge …

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  • 10 sanctuary — refuge, asylum, *shelter, cover, retreat Analogous words: safety, security (see corresponding adjectives at SAFE): protection, shielding or shield, guarding or guard (see corresponding verbs at DEFEND) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 11 sanctuary — ► NOUN (pl. sanctuaries) 1) a place of refuge or safety. 2) a nature reserve. 3) a place where injured or unwanted animals are cared for. 4) a holy place. 5) the part of the chancel of a church containing the high altar. ORIGIN origin …

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  • 12 sanctuary — [saŋk′cho͞o er΄ē] n. pl. sanctuaries [ME < MFr saintuaire < LL sanctuarium < L sanctus, sacred: see SAINT] 1. a holy place, as a building set aside for worship of the divinity or of one or more deities; specif., a) the ancient Temple at… …

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  • 13 Sanctuary — For the TV series, see Sanctuary (TV series). For other uses, see Sanctuary (disambiguation). Ajax violates Cassandra s sanctuary at the Palladium: tondo of an Attic cup, ca. 440–430 BCE A sanctuary is any place of safety. They may be categorized …

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  • 14 Sanctuary — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sanctuary, mot anglais pour Sanctuaire, peut faire référence à : Sommaire 1 Toponyme 2 Musique …

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  • 15 sanctuary — 01. She and her husband run a [sanctuary] for injured animals, which are treated, and then released back into the wild. 02. At Lone Pine Koala [Sanctuary] in Australia, the koalas can be cuddled for up to a maximum of 30 minutes a day. 03. After… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 16 Sanctuary — Immunity from prosecution, secured by placing oneself in a sacred place. Those churches which offered sanctuary had a knocker on the main door and the sanctuary seeker had only to touch it to be safe. Some of these knockers were rather elaborate …

    Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • 17 sanctuary — n. 1) to give, offer, provide (a) sanctuary 2) to find; seek sanctuary 3) a bird; wildlife sanctuary 4) a sanctuary for 5) a sanctuary from * * * [ sæŋktʃʊ(ə)rɪ] offer provide (a) sanctuary seek sanctuary wildlife sanctuary a bird …

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  • 18 sanctuary — sanctuaried, adj. /sangk chooh er ee/, n., pl. sanctuaries. 1. a sacred or holy place. 2. Judaism. a. the Biblical tabernacle or the Temple in Jerusalem. b. the holy of holies of these places of worship. 3. an especially holy place in a temple or …

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  • 19 sanctuary — noun 1 safety and protection VERB + SANCTUARY ▪ seek ▪ Thousands of refugees have sought sanctuary over the border. ▪ find, take ▪ In former times, criminals could take sanctuary inside a church …

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  • 20 sanctuary — sanc|tu|a|ry [ˈsæŋktʃuəri, tʃəri US tʃueri] n plural sanctuaries [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: sainctuarie, from Late Latin sanctuarium, from Latin sanctus; SAINT] 1.) an area for birds or animals where they are protected and cannot be… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English