Leicestershire

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Leicestershire

(ˈlɛstəˌʃɪə; -ʃə)
n
(Placename) a county of central England: absorbed the small historical county of Rutland in 1974; Rutland and Leicester city became independent unitary authorities in 1997: largely agricultural. Administrative centre: Leicester. Pop (excluding Leicester city): 619 200 (2003 est). Area (excluding Leicester city): 2084 sq km (804 sq miles). Shortened form: Leicester Abbreviation: Leics

Leices•ter•shire

(ˈlɛs tərˌʃɪər, -ʃər)

n.
a county in central England. 890,800; 986 sq. mi. (2555 sq. km). Also called Leicester.
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Noun1.Leicestershire - a largely agricultural county in central EnglandLeicestershire - a largely agricultural county in central England
Bosworth Field - the battle that ended the Wars of the Roses (1485); Richard III was killed and Henry Tudor was crowned as Henry VII
England - a division of the United Kingdom
Leicester - an industrial city in Leicestershire in central England; built on the site of a Roman settlement
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The Passage of Arms, as it was called, which was to take place at Ashby, in the county of Leicester, as champions of the first renown were to take the field in the presence of Prince John himself, who was expected to grace the lists, had attracted universal attention, and an immense confluence of persons of all ranks hastened upon the appointed morning to the place of combat.
The group's portfolio includes major property interests in the city and county of Leicester, but also across the UK, Ireland and Guernsey, including, offices, retail premises, warehouses and industrial units totalling five million sq ft, some of it let to the Government on long leases.
The group's portfolio includes major property interests in the city and county of Leicester, including, offices, retail premises, warehouses and industrial units totalling five million sq ft, some of it let to the Government.