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(ˈlɛstəˌʃɪə; -ʃə)
(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


(ˈlɛs tərˌʃɪər, -ʃər)

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 yeoman stood the angry glance of the Prince with the same unvaried steadiness which had marked his former deportment, saying, with a smile, ``I have no intention to leave Ashby until the day after to-morrow I must see how Staffordshire and Leicestershire can draw their bows the forests of Needwood and Charnwood must rear good archers.
Thirteen years ago," he said, "two young men--call them by their Christian names, Wingrave and Lumley--shared a somewhat extensive hunting box in Leicestershire.
Fletcher and I mean to get a house in Leicestershire, against the next season.
used to go down to the house in Leicestershire pretty often, and stop there many days at a time.
That night they took up their inn in Melton Mowbray, in Leicestershire, and the next night they lodged at Kettering, in Northamptonshire; and the next at Bedford Town; and the next at St.
The great Leicestershire sheep charge away across the field as the pack comes racing down the slope.
Mulberry Lodge 8/10 Mulberry Lodge Melton Road Burton on the Wolds Leicestershire LE12 5AG.
Leicestershire county council is seeking to establish a standing list of providers for children and family services in leicestershire to undertake external reviews of governance and other investigative reports for leicestershire, leicester city, rutland and neighbouring areas.
Leicestershire Police is recruiting around 125 police officers over the next two years, with applications welcome from people of all backgrounds.
However the zoo is named after a small village of the same name in Leicestershire and the village is part of the Hinckley and Bosworth district in Leicestershire.
Half-centuries from Angus Robson and Neil Dexter had moved Leicestershire into the lead but Timm van der Gugten and Michael Hogan shared seven wickets to dismiss the hosts for 283.
A career-best one-day knock of 90 from Leicestershire opener, Angus Robson, the highest of the match, could not stop Yorkshire completing a 31 runs victory over their visitors in the Royal London One-Day Cup clash at Headingley.

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