Utopia

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The name of a fictional island, possessing a seemingly perfect socio-politico-legal system in the book Utopia (1516) by Sir Thomas More. Coined from Ancient Greek οὐ ‎(ou, not, no) + τόπος ‎(tópos, place, region), referring to its inability to exist anywhere in the real world. Compare Neverland.

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Utopia

  1. The satirical treatise on government by Sir Thomas More, from which the term utopia was coined.
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