utopia n.

a place, state, or condition ideally perfect in respect of politics, laws, customs, and conditions

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antedating 1613

Earliest cite

Samuel Purchas, 'Pilgrimage'

Research History
More's "Utopia" appeared in 1551, but the sense needed is not found till 1613.

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