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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
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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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Mr Marshall, of Willoughby Waterleys, Leicestershire, suffered severe traumatic head and neck injuries in the crash.
The retired farmer, of Willoughby Waterleys, Leics, had died of head and neck injuries.
The Old Rectory at Willoughby Waterleys near Lutterworth in Leicestershire, a Grade ll* listed house of 1740 in a prime village position next to the church.