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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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The communities are also provided support and legal assistance in obtaining recognition and securing registration of their farmland with the relevant institutions as most of their farmlands were located in wildlife sanctuaries.
The bill doesn't address funding, one of the main hurdles to get primates into retirement sanctuaries.
"GFAS is excited to honor the service and compassion of the animal caregivers in our partner sanctuaries, rescues and rehabilitation centers who are providing the highest standard of humane care to all species around the world," said Lisa Avery, GFAS Executive Director.
For as much as we tend to complain about how our neighbors hunt their ground, with them being sloppy hunters, killing everything that moves, sanctuaries can turn those same people into our best friends.
" The mobile signals in these sanctuaries are low and connectivity poor, which helps people to re- connect with nature and oneself.
The grant, to be implemented over the next three years at eight sanctuaries, will add interpretive content for the visually impaired to eight trails already accessible to physically challenged visitors.
The head of the International Pontifical Marian Academy, Cardinal Deskur, points out in a note on Marian sanctuaries that, despite some pessimistic predictions, Marian veneration shows no signs of weakening.
Although they have separate sanctuaries, the Anglican parish of St.
RS Information Systems (RSIS) has been chosen by the National Ocean Service (NOS) to perform a range of scientific and technical work that includes the use of scuba divers to support the federal agency's National Marine Sanctuaries Division.
"The development of sanctuaries is not undertaken lightly in the commission, it's not an automatic process, it will take some persuasion and it will be a difficult task for us to secure three-quarters support this year."
Within holy buildings and temples, sanctuaries held special significance as places that were "set apart from the profane, ordinary world".