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- proper n. The satirical treatise on government by Sir Thomas More, from which the term utopia was coined.
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 (topos, "place, region"). (Wiktionary)