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1. babylon

the chief city of ancient Mesopotamia and capital of the ancient kingdom of Babylonia

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the chief city of ancient Mesopotamia: first settled around 3000 bc
See also Hanging Gardens of Babylon
2. derogatory
(in Protestant polemic) the Roman Catholic Church, regarded as the seat of luxury and corruption
3. derogatory
any society or group in a society considered as corrupt or as a place of exile by another society or group, esp White Britain as viewed by some West Indians

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ancient city on the lower Euphrates River (in what is now central Iraq), the capital of Babylonia: noted for wealth, luxury, and wickedness

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The capital of ancient Babylonia in Mesopotamia on the Euphrates River. Established as capital c. 1750 BC and rebuilt in regal splendor by Nebuchadnezzar II after its destruction (c. 689 BC) by the Assyrians, Babylon was the site of the Hanging Gardens, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
1. A city or place of great luxury, sensuality, and often vice and corruption.
2. A place of captivity or exile.

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