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SANCTUARY. A place of refuge, where the process of the law cannot be executed.
     2. Sanctuaries may be divided into religious and civil. The former were very common in Europe; religious houses affording protection from arrest to all persons, whether accused of crime, or pursued for debt. This kind was never known in the United States.
     3. Civil sanctuary, or that protection which is afforded to a man by his own house, was always respected in this country. The house protects the owner from the service of all civil process in the first instance but not if he is once lawfully arrested and takes refuge in his own house. Vide Door; House.
     4. No place affords protection from arrest in criminal cases; a man may, therefore, be arrested in his own house in such cases, and the doors may be broken for the purpose of making the arrest. Vide Arrest in criminal cases.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Manchester is the first university of sanctuary in the north-west and one of only 10 across the country whilst Manchester Museum is just the second museum of sanctuary nationwide.
The awards took place at the Manchester City of Sanctuary Big Conversation event and were presented by Kate Green MP who said: 'I am delighted to present Manchester Museum and The University of Manchester with these awards and thank them for the welcome they offer to those seeking sanctuary.'
Headteacher Lisa Thompson said: "We are really humbled to have been recognised as a School of Sanctuary.
"Working towards the award has enabled us to develop our understanding of what it means to be a family needing sanctuary. We aim to offer a warm welcome to all our families and to listen to them to ensure their individual needs are met.
Siem Pang district governor Phann Yuth told The Post on Tuesday that through this project, forestry crimes including poaching and logging have decreased remarkably, while forest land clearing has been completely eliminated in the western Siem Pang Wildlife Sanctuary.
Most primates in accredited sanctuaries are chimpanzees, capuchins, and squirrel monkeys, according to Erika Fleury, program director for the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance, or NAPSA, an advocacy group for captive primates.
Kerwin, who started the Wisconsin sanctuary, said she's seen monkeys become calmer in retirement.
It was from a visitor who had a look around the sanctuary - something that Geoff has proudly done since he first opened the rescue centre in 2001.
As a result, they had a crunch meeting among the directors at the sanctuary to decide if they should permanently close the animal haven to visitors.