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noun, plural sanctums, sancta
[sangk-tuh] /ˈsæŋk tə/ (Show IPA)
a sacred or holy place.
an inviolably private place or retreat.
noun (pl) -tums, -ta (-tə)
a sacred or holy place
a room or place of total privacy or inviolability


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