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sa·crar·i·um

 (sə-krâr′ē-əm, să-, sā-)
n. pl. sa·crar·i·a (-ē-ə) Ecclesiastical
1. The sanctuary or sacristy of a church.
2. Piscina.

[Medieval Latin sacrārium, from Latin, shrine, from sacer, sacr-, sacred; see sacred.]
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sacrarium

(sæˈkrɛərɪəm)
n, pl -craria (-ˈkrɛərɪə)
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the sanctuary of a church
2. (Roman Catholic Church) RC Church a place near the altar of a church, similar in function to the piscina, where materials used in the sacred rites are deposited or poured away
[C18: from Latin sacrārium, from sacer sacred]
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sa•crar•i•um

(səˈkrɛər i əm)

n., pl. -crar•i•a (-ˈkrɛər i ə)
2. the sanctuary or chancel in a church.
[1700–10; < Latin, =sacr-, s. of sacer sacred + -ārium -ary]
sa•crar′i•al, adj.
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sacrarium

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9e), con una decoracion basada en bandas y figuras geometricas en el zocalo; tambien el conjunto que decoraba el magnifico sacrarium (H.
The painting itself measures 9ft by 11ft and depicts the monarch in the Sacrarium of Westminster Abbey, also known as the Coronation Theatre.
Advised by the Abbey's Fabric Commission that conservation was vital and a measure of restoration acceptable, the Dean and Chapter decided to raise the necessary funds and put the pavement into a state wherein it could be exposed more or less permanently for public view and walked upon by those involved in the offering of worship in the sacrarium. Work began in 2008 under the supervision of Vanessa Simeoni, the Abbey's head of conservation.
haligdomhus 'a place where holy things are kept, a sacrarium'
Miss Middleton made her way to the Lantern, where she finally met William, resplendent in his dashing red military uniform, at the Sacrarium steps.
Kate will walk through the quire into the Lantern, where she will finally meet Prince William at the sacrarium steps.