Definition of sacrarium in English:


Line breaks: sac|rar¦ium
Pronunciation: /səˈkrɛːrɪəm

noun (plural sacraria /-rɪə/)

  • 1The sanctuary of a church.
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    • It is now on display in the sacrarium of the Catholic parish church of Neu-St Heribert.
    • And the two senior priests, after bowing with reverence, enter the Sacrarium or wherever the Lord's Body is being reserved from the previous day and place.
    • Melendez led a group of us through the exhibition and enchanted all visitors to the side chapel by opening the sacrarium to reveal a painting of the Last Supper.
  • 1.1(In the Roman Catholic Church) a piscina.
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    • Unless the altar cloths have been stained with the Precious Blood, it is not necessary that they be cleaned in the sacrarium.
    • Before they are washed, corporals and purifiers should always be rinsed first and the water should be disposed of as described above, in the sacrarium, etc.
  • 1.2(In the ancient Roman world) a shrine, in particular the room in a house containing the penates.


Latin, from sacer, sacr- 'holy'.

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