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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A sacred circle where one can be himself without fear.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Greek antiquity, a sacred inclosure or precinct; a piece of land marked off from common uses and dedicated to a god; a precinct, usually surrounded by a barrier, allotted to a temple or sanctuary, or consecrated for any other reason.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek τέμενος. (Wiktionary)

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