Translation of "sanctuary" - English-German dictionary


noun /ˈsӕŋktʃuəri/ (plural sanctuaries)

a holy or sacred place

das Heiligtum
the sanctuary of the god Apollo.

a place of safety from eg arrest

die Zuflucht
In earlier times a criminal could use a church as a sanctuary.

an area of land in which the killing of wild animals etc is forbidden

das Schutzgebiet
a bird sanctuary.

(Translation of “sanctuary” from the PASSWORD English–German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)