Definition of Sanctum sanctorum

1. Noun. A place of inviolable privacy. "He withdrew to his sanctum sanctorum, where the children could never go"

Exact synonyms: Sanctum
Generic synonyms: Retreat



2. Noun. (Judaism) sanctuary comprised of the innermost chamber of the Tabernacle in the temple of Solomon where the Ark of the Covenant was kept.
Exact synonyms: Holy Of Holies
Generic synonyms: Sanctuary
Group relationships: Tabernacle
Category relationships: Judaism

Definition of Sanctum sanctorum

1. Noun. The Holy of Holies in the Jewish temple. ¹

2. Noun. A person's most private retreat or sanctuary. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sanctum Sanctorum

sanctioning
sanctionless
sanctions
sanctities
sanctitude
sanctitudes
sanctity
sanctuaries
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sanctuarized
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sanctum sanctorum (current term)
sanctum santorum
sanctums
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sanctus bell
sand
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sand-grouse
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Literary usage of Sanctum sanctorum

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1. Memoirs of Doctor Burney by Fanny Burney (1832)
"He would have thought himself a ruthless Goth, had he permitted the sanctum sanctorum of the developer of the skies in their embodied movements, ..."

2. Memoirs of Doctor Burney by Fanny Burney (1832)
"He would have thought himself a ruthless Goth, had he permitted the sanctum sanctorum of the developer of the skies in their embodied movements, ..."

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