noun, plural sa·crar·i·a [suhkrair-ee-uh] /səˈkrɛər i ə/.

  1. Roman Catholic Church. a piscina.
  2. Ecclesiastical. the sanctuary or chancel.
  3. Roman History. a shrine or sanctuary.

noun plural -craria (-ˈkrɛərɪə)

  1. the sanctuary of a church
  2. 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

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