Holy City

Holy City

noun (sometimes lowercase)
1.
a city regarded as particularly sacred by the adherents of a religious faith, as Jerusalem by Jews and Christians, Mecca and Medina by Muslims, and Varanasi by Hindus.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English

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Holy City
 
n
1.  Jerusalem, esp when regarded as the focal point of the religions of Judaism, Christianity, or Islam
2.  Christianity heaven regarded as the perfect counterpart of Jerusalem
3.  any city regarded as especially sacred by a particular religion

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