- national park. See syn. study at shelter.shelter
- game refuge
Other Word Forms of Sanctuary
Origin of Sanctuary
From Middle English sanctuary , from Old French saintuaire, from Late Latin sanctuarium (“a sacred place, a shrine, a private cabinet, in Medieval Latin also temple, church, churdyard, cemetery, right of asylum"), from Latin sanctus (“holy, sacred"); see saint.
Middle English from Old French sainctuarie from Late Latin sānctuārium from Latin sānctus sacred sanctify
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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