- Arthurian Legend the English town where King Arthur has his court and Round Table
Origin of Camelotfrom application of the name to the administration of John F(itzgerald) Kennedy any time, place, etc. idealized as having excitement, purpose, a high level of culture, etc.
- In Arthurian legend, the site of King Arthur's court.
- A place or time of idealized beauty, peacefulness, and enlightenment.
First attested in Old French as Camaalot in Chrétien de Troyes' Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart.