(Christianity) a lamp, usually red, placed in a prominent position in the sanctuary of a church, that when lit indicates the presence of the Blessed Sacrament
noun, plural sanctums, sancta [sangk-tuh] /ˈsæŋk tə/ (Show IPA) 1. a sacred or holy place. 2. an inviolably private place or retreat. noun (pl) -tums, -ta (-tə) 1. a sacred or holy place 2. a room or place of total privacy or inviolability
[sangk-tawr-uh m, -tohr-] /sæŋkˈtɔr əm, -ˈtoʊr-/ noun 1. the holy of holies of the Biblical tabernacle and the Temple in Jerusalem. 2. sanctum (def 2). sanctum sanctorum /sæŋkˈtɔːrəm/ noun 1. (Bible) another term for the holy of holies 2. (often facetious) an especially private place sanctum sanctorum [(sangk-tuhm sangk-tawr-uhm)] Latin for “holy of holies.” The […]
noun 1. a bell rung during the celebration of Mass to call attention to the more solemn parts. Sanctus bell noun 1. (mainly RC Church) a bell rung as the opening words of the Sanctus are pronounced and also at other important points during Mass
noun 1. a bell cote holding a Sanctus bell.