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A city of northeast Kansas on the Missouri River northwest of Kansas City. Settled in 1854 by proslavery partisans from Missouri, it is near Fort Leavenworth, the site of a federal penitentiary.
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(Placename) a city in NE Kansas, on the Missouri River: the state's oldest city, founded in 1854 by proslavery settlers from Missouri. Pop: 35 211 (2003 est)
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Leav•en•worth(ˈlɛv ənˌwɜrθ, -wərθ)
a city in NE Kansas: site of federal prison. 33,656.
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