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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
shrine (noun)
1.
a) a case, box, or receptacle , especially one in which sacred relics (as the bones of a saint) are deposited
b) a place in which devotion is paid to a saint or deity - sanctuary
c) a niche containing a religious image
2.
a receptacle (as a tomb) for the dead
3.
a place or object hallowed by its associations
shrine (verb)
transitive verb
- enshrine
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
shrine (noun)
a place that is considered sacred (as within a religion)
SYNONIMS:
sanctuary, sanctum
RELATED WORDS:
reliquary; martyry
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