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    ...shrine or sanctuary?

    Hi...I was reading a book about India and I found the word:"sanctuary" and the word "shrine" there any difference between the two words? Thanks a lot!

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    Re: ...shrine or sanctuary?

    Firstly, I am not an Indian. Secondly, I am not a teacher.

    sanctuary means: "protection or a safe place, especially for someone or something being chased or hunted".

    shrine means: "a place for worship which is holy because of a connection with a holy person or object".

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