Part of speech: noun

A sacred spot; a private room.

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Usage examples "sanctum":

  1. Mr. Arnot was finding this out to his cost, for he had hardly composed himself to his writing again before there was a rustle of a lady's garments in the outer office, and a hasty step across the threshold of his private sanctum. - "A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century", E. P. Roe.
  2. Dixon made me a little semi- ironical bow, and when he and Cotton passed out together into my own particular sanctum, a lean- to shed, Mackay beamed upon me. - "The Mistress of Bonaventure", Harold Bindloss.
  3. The tree itself was already procured and hidden away in a corner of the fruit cupboard- to which special sanctum Mrs. Lorimer and Avery alone had access. - "The Bars of Iron", Ethel May Dell.