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Holy City

noun, (sometimes lowercase)
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.
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1350-1400; Middle English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Holy City

noun the Holy City
Jerusalem, esp when regarded as the focal point of the religions of Judaism, Christianity, or Islam
(Christianity) heaven regarded as the perfect counterpart of Jerusalem
any city regarded as especially sacred by a particular religion
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