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New Jerusalem

noun New Je·ru·sa·lem \-jə-ˈrü-s(ə-)ləm, -zə-ləm; -ˈrüz-ləm\

Definition of NEW JERUSALEM

1
:  the final abode of souls redeemed by Christ
2
:  an ideal earthly community
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Examples of NEW JERUSALEM

  1. <prayed that the those recently departed will spend eternal life in New Jerusalem>
  2. <an idealistic senator who thought that he could singlehandedly turn Washington into the New Jerusalem>

Origin of NEW JERUSALEM

from the phrase the holy city, New Jerusalem (Rev 21:2)
First Known Use: 1535

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