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Noun: sanctuary  'sangk-choo,e-ree [N. Amer], 'sangk-chu-ree [Brit]
  1. A consecrated place where sacred objects are kept
     
  2. A shelter from danger or hardship
    - refuge, asylum
     
  3. Area around the altar of a church for the clergy and choir; often enclosed by a lattice or railing
    - chancel, bema

Derived forms: sanctuaries

Type of: area, place, property, shelter

Part of: church, church building

Encyclopedia: Sanctuary, TX