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Holy Land

Palestine (def 1). Unabridged
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  • The first meaning of a palmer was that he could carry a palm in token of having visited the Holy Land.

    South London Sir Walter Besant
  • A crusade is a war to recover the Holy Land from the paynim.

    Tom Sawyer Abroad Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • Christendom was nearly one nation, and the Front was the Holy Land.

    A Short History of England G. K. Chesterton
  • Just where we stand to-day can be as sacred, as blessed, as the Holy Land.

    The Prodigal Returns Lilian Staveley
  • The religious crusades to the Holy Land commenced in the year 1095 and lasted to 1270.

    Gipsy Life George Smith
British Dictionary definitions for Holy Land

Holy Land

the Holy Land, another name for Palestine (sense 1)
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Word Origin and History for Holy Land

"western Palestine, Judaea," late 13c., translating Medieval Latin terra sancta (11c.).

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