What does it mean to claim "sanctuary"?


#1

What is “sanctuary” as in The Hunchback of Notre Dame’s, “Sanctuary, I claim sanctuary!”?


#2

To claim “sanctuary” once meant to implement one’s right to take refuge in a consecrated place of asylum established by the Church.

For more details see this article in the Catholic Encyclopedia:
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*]Sanctuary (right of refuge)[/LIST]


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