noun, plural sa·crar·i·a [suh–krair-ee-uh] /səˈkrɛər i ə/.
- Roman Catholic Church. a piscina.
- Ecclesiastical. the sanctuary or chancel.
- Roman History. a shrine or sanctuary.
noun plural -craria (-ˈkrɛərɪə)
- the sanctuary of a 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