A sacred place; a consecrated spot; a holy and
The most retired part of the temple at Jerusalem, called
the Holy of Holies, in which was kept the ark of the covenant, and into
which no person was permitted to enter except the high priest, and he
only once a year, to intercede for the people; also, the most sacred
part of the tabernacle; also, the temple at Jerusalem.
The most sacred part of any religious building, esp.
that part of a Christian church in which the altar is placed.
A house consecrated to the worship of God; a place where
divine service is performed; a church, temple, or other place of
A sacred and inviolable asylum; a place of refuge and
protection; shelter; refuge; protection.