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 Sanchoni’atho.Sancy’ Diamond. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Sanctum Sancto’rum.
 
A private room into which no one uninvited enters. The reference is to the Holy of Holies in the Jewish Temple, a small chamber into which none but the high priest might enter, and that only on the Great Day of Atonement. A man’s private house is his sanctuary; his own special private room in that house is the sanctuary of the sanctuary, or the sanctum sancto’rum.   1
 


 Sanchoni’atho.Sancy’ Diamond. 

 
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