What does the word sanctum mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Ethel May Dell