1. a sacred place, such as a temple, mosque or church
2. Every year, he goes to the monastery, which he considers is a sanctuary for him.
3. A reserved area in which birds and animals are protected from hunting or molestation.
4. a place of refuge or asylum
1. The forbidding jungle offered sanctuary to the guerilla rebels.
2. There is always a risk that a student may prove incompatible with their placement.
3. The church provided him sanctuary.