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English noun: sanctum

1. sanctum (location) a place of inviolable privacy

SamplesHe withdrew to his sanctum sanctorum, where the children could never go.

Synonymssanctum sanctorum

Broader (hypernym)retreat

2. sanctum (location) a sacred place of pilgrimage

Synonymsholy, holy place

Broader (hypernym)place, spot, topographic point

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