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Noun
/ˈsaNG(k)CHo͞oˌerē/,
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sanctuaries, plural;
  1. A place of refuge or safety
    • - people automatically sought a sanctuary in time of trouble
    • - his sons took sanctuary in the church
  2. Immunity from arrest
    • - he has been given sanctuary in the U.S. Embassy
  3. A nature reserve
    • - a bird sanctuary
  4. A holy place; a temple or church

  5. The inmost recess or holiest part of a temple or church

  6. The part of the chancel of a church containing the high altar


  1. a consecrated place where sacred objects are kept
  2. refuge: a shelter from danger or hardship
  3. chancel: area around the altar of a church for the clergy and choir; often enclosed by a lattice or railing
  4. Sanctuary has multiple meanings. A sanctuary is the consecrated area of a church or temple around its tabernacle or altar. An animal sanctuary is a place where animals live and are protected. In modern parlance the term is used to mean a place of safety.
  5. Sanctuary is a 1961 drama film directed by Tony Richardson. It is about an African American maid who kills her love affiars new born and faces the death penalty.
  6. Sanctuary is the tenth album by American rock band The J. Geils Band, released in 1978 (see 1978 in music).
  7. "Sanctuary" is episode 19 of season 1 in the television show Angel. Co-written by Tim Minear and series creator Joss Whedon and directed by Michael Lange, it was originally broadcast on May 2, 2000 on the WB network.
  8. Sanctuary is a heavy metal band founded in Seattle, Washington in 1985. The band consisted of Warrel Dane (vocals), Lenny Rutledge (guitar), Sean Blosl (guitar), Jim Sheppard (bass), Dave Budbill (drums), and in the end Jeff Loomis.
  9. Sanctuary is an album by American singer and harpist Charlie Musselwhite. It was released in 2004 on Peter Gabriel's Real World label, Musselwhite's debut release on this label.
  10. A place of safety, refuge, or protection; An area set aside for protection; A state of being protected, asylum; The consecrated (or sacred) area of a church or temple around its tabernacle or altar
  11. A place that cares for and feeds injured or incompetent of surviving animals.
  12. Often used to describe the auditorium used for church gatherings. The term originates from reference to the temple or tabernacle, coming from the term "sanctify," to set apart for the Lord's use. "Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, And bless the LORD" (Psa. 134:2).
  13. Normally the part of the church (3) where the communion table is placed. Some churches, though, now place the communion table in the nave, which upsets the whole nomenclature of the building. ...
  14. The area of the church around the altar.
  15. The U.S.S. Sanctuary was a World War II-era U.S. Navy hospital ship stationed in the South China Sea off the coast of Vietnam. I've heard there was another hospital ship called the Repose, but never known anybody who was actually on it.
  16. The rule that allowed criminals not accused of infamy or felonies against Church property to seek refuge against the hew and cry issued when a felony was discovered. ...
  17. A place of refuge for animals where predatory animals may be controlled and hunting is not allowed.
  18. sacred part of a religious building. In Christian churches it also includes the chancel and upper altar.
  19. Denotes, (1.) the Holy Land (Exo 15:17; compare Psa 114:2); (2.) the temple (Ch1 22:19; Ch2 29:21); (3.) the tabernacle (Exo 25:8; Lev 12:4; Lev 21:12); (4.) the holy place, the place of the Presence (Gr. ...
  20. A named hallway in a mausoleum, eg. Sanctuary of Devotion.
  21. An organization that operates a place of refuge where abused, neglected, unwanted, impounded, abandoned, orphaned, or displaced exotic animals receive care for their lifetime or until they can be released back to their natural habitat.
  22. Area’s where fish are protected by the state Natural Resource Department.
  23. Temporary protection of fugitives from pursuit, pending investigation or exile. By reaching a church or certain land under church jurisdiction, a fugitive from the king's justice could claim refuge for forty days after which they had to leave its safety and submit to justice or abjure the realm ...
  24. the space inside the altar rail, where the clergy and other liturgical ministers sit
  25. any of several North American composite subshrubs of the genera Artemis or Seriphidium.