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sanctuary

noun /ˈsӕŋktʃuəri/ ( plural sanctuaries)
a holy or sacred place
santuario
the sanctuary of the god Apollo.
a place of safety from eg arrest
refugio, salvación; asilo
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
reserva
a bird sanctuary.
(Definition of sanctuary from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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