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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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