sanctum sanctorum


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sanctum sanctorum

1. The innermost sanctuary of a temple, particularly the tabernacle in the Temple of Jerusalem, which housed the Ark of the Covenant. The Latin phrase translates to "holy of holies." The sanctum sanctorum is a very sacred place—it's where the Ark of the Covenant was kept.
2. By extension, any place that is regarded as very private and sacred. The basement is my sanctum sanctorum, and I'm trying to relax down here, so take your drama somewhere else.
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The sanctum sanctorum was barricaded with women police constables and temple trust guards placed at every nook and corner of the town.
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I made use of a number of the places mentioned, vast Victorian edifices redolent of phenol and an aura of the sanctum sanctorum of some esoteric monastic cult where even the graffiti is executed in fine copperplate.
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He also deals with the rituals of worship daily performed in the sanctum sanctorum and also outside it in the temple precinct amongst the multitude of devotees assembled for darshan.
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Hindu religion also discriminates against women; forbidding her from performing puja or entering sanctum sanctorum during menstruation period.
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