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Promised Land

noun
1.
2.
Canaan, the land promised by God to Abraham and his descendants. Gen. 12:7.
3.
(often lowercase) a place or situation believed to hold ultimate happiness.
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Promised Land

noun
1.
(Old Testament) the land of Canaan, promised by God to Abraham and his descendants as their heritage (Genesis 12:7)
2.
heaven, esp when considered as the goal towards which Christians journey in their earthly lives
3.
any longed-for place where one expects to find greater happiness or fulfilment
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The land that God promised he would give to the descendants of Abraham and Isaac and Jacob; the land flowing with milk and honey; the land of Canaan, or Palestine. The Israelites did not take it over until after the Exodus, when they conquered the people already living there.

Note: By extension, an idyllic place or state of being that a person hopes to reach, especially one that cannot be reached except by patience and determination, is called a “Promised Land.”
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