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Definitions of sanctuary:

part of speech: noun

A sacred place: a place for the worship of God: the most sacred part of the Temple of Jerusalem: the Temple itself: the part of a church round the altar: an inviolable asylum: refuge.

part of speech: noun

A holy place; a place consecrated for the worship of the Deity; in a R. Cath. Ch., the part around the altar enclosed by a balustrade; a sacred asylum beyond the reach of the civil power; shelter; protection.

part of speech: noun

A consecrated place; church or temple; a place of shelter or refuge.

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To pair off, to separate from a company in pairs; in Parliament, applied to two members of opposite political opinions when they agree to absent themselves from divisions of the House for a specified time in order to neutralise each other's votes; the term is similarly applied to electors, & c., of opposite views who agree mutually to refrain from voting. ...

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