From Latin sānctum (“that which is holy”).
sanctum (plural sanctums)
- A place set apart, as with a sanctum sanctorum; a private retreat or workroom. A sacred or private place.
- 1848, Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre, Chapter 17.
- For myself, I had no need to make any change; I should not be called upon to quit my sanctum of the schoolroom; for a sanctum it was now become to me, -- "a very pleasant refuge in time of trouble."
- nominative neuter singular of sānctus
- accusative masculine singular of sānctus
- accusative neuter singular of sānctus
- vocative neuter singular of sānctus