privilege of sanctuary

See sanctuary.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • Sanctuary — Sanc tu*a*ry, n.; pl. {Sanctuaries}. [OE. seintuarie, OF. saintuaire, F. sanctuaire, fr. L. sanctuarium, from sanctus sacred, holy. See {Saint}.] A sacred place; a consecrated spot; a holy and inviolable site. Hence, specifically: (a) The most… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sanctuary — • A consecrated place of refuge • Church architecture term Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Sanctuary     ♦ Sanctuary …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Privilege — Priv i*lege, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Privileged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Privileging}.] [Cf. F. privil[ e]gier.] [1913 Webster] 1. To grant some particular right or exemption to; to invest with a peculiar right or immunity; to authorize; as, to privilege… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sanctuary — sanctuaried, adj. /sangk chooh er ee/, n., pl. sanctuaries. 1. a sacred or holy place. 2. Judaism. a. the Biblical tabernacle or the Temple in Jerusalem. b. the holy of holies of these places of worship. 3. an especially holy place in a temple or …   Universalium

  • Wildlife sanctuary — Sanctuary Sanc tu*a*ry, n.; pl. {Sanctuaries}. [OE. seintuarie, OF. saintuaire, F. sanctuaire, fr. L. sanctuarium, from sanctus sacred, holy. See {Saint}.] A sacred place; a consecrated spot; a holy and inviolable site. Hence, specifically: (a)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Priest-penitent privilege in England from the Reformation to the nineteenth century — The doctrine of priest penitent privilege does not apply in the UK. Before the Reformation, England was a Roman Catholic country and the Seal of the Confessional had great authority in the English courts. However, the Reformation was followed by… …   Wikipedia

  • plea of sanctuary — A plea anciently allowed in criminal cases under which the defendant, accused of any crime except treason or sacrilege, might set up the privilege of sanctuary. That is, he might flee to a church or churchyard, and within forty days thereafter go …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Sanctuaries — Sanctuary Sanc tu*a*ry, n.; pl. {Sanctuaries}. [OE. seintuarie, OF. saintuaire, F. sanctuaire, fr. L. sanctuarium, from sanctus sacred, holy. See {Saint}.] A sacred place; a consecrated spot; a holy and inviolable site. Hence, specifically: (a)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • List of Acts of Parliament of the English Parliament to 1601 — This is a list of Acts of Parliament of the English Parliament during that body s existence prior to the Act of Union of 1707. For legislation passed after 1707 see List of Acts of Parliament of the United Kingdom Parliament.The numbers after the …   Wikipedia

  • The Seal of Confession —     The Law of the Seal of Confession     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Law of the Seal of Confession     In the Decretum of the Gratian who compiled the edicts of previous councils and the principles of Church law which he published about 1151,… …   Catholic encyclopedia

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