translation of Late Latin Civitas Dei, an ideal heavenly city described by Saint Augustine (Aurelius Augustinus) †430 early Christian church father in his work De Civitate Dei (The City of God)
14th century, in the meaning defined above
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City of God
city of refuge
“City of God.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/City%20of%20God. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.
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