pl. -·tums or -·ta
- a sacred place
- a study or private room where one is not to be disturbed
Origin of sanctumClassical Latin ; from neuter of sanctus, holy: see saint
nounpl. sanc·tums or sanc·ta
- A sacred or holy place.
- A private place where one is free from intrusion.
Origin of sanctumLate Latin sanctum, from Latin, neuter of sanctus, sacred; see sanctify.
- A place set apart, as with a sanctum sanctorum; a private retreat or workroom. A sacred or private place.
From Latin sÄnctum (“that which is holy").