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Late Latin sānctum from Latin neuter of sānctus sacred sanctify
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin sānctum (“that which is holy").
Also next month, we enter the inner sanctum of one of the world's truly great make-up artists.
Nor would I have penetrated the inner sanctum of a moderators ' meeting!
The worship of the tulsi plant, or holy basil (Ocymum sanctum, Don), by the Hindus is popularly explained by its consecration to Vishnu and Krishna.
Blair was quite certain that he was going to be welcomed into the EU inner sanctum with all due pomp and ceremony.
Finding the hound lulled to sleep, the children pass tests required to reach an inner sanctum.
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