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sacrarium

Line breaks: sac|rar¦ium
Pronunciation: /səˈkrɛːrɪəm
 
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Definition of sacrarium in English:

noun (plural sacraria /-rɪə/)

1The sanctuary of a church.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

Latin, from sacer, sacr- 'holy'.

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