Definitions for sacrariumsəˈkrɛər i əm; -ˈkrɛər i ə
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sa•crar•i•umsəˈkrɛər i əm; -ˈkrɛər i ə(n.)(pl.)-crar•i•a
the sanctuary or chancel in a church.
Origin of sacrarium:
1700–10; < L, =sacr-, s. of sacer sacred +-ārium -ary
(in Ancient Rome) A place where sacred objects were kept, either in a temple (the adytum) or in a house (holding the penates)
The area surrounding the altar of a Christian church; the sanctuary or piscina. Sometimes specifically a drain directly to the earth, perhaps including reference to a basin, for washing vessels from consecration.
Origin: From sacrarium.
a sort of family chapel in the houses of the Romans, devoted to a special divinity
the adytum of a temple
in a Christian church, the sanctuary