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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • An ancient region of southern Greece in the southeast Peloponnesus. It was dominated by Sparta until the rise of the second Achaean League in the third and second centuries BC.

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  • proper noun A region (formerly Lacedemonia or Lacaedaemonia) in the southern Peloponnese which has had Sparta as its capital for over 3,000 years.

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  • noun an ancient region of southern Greece in the southeastern Peloponnesus; dominated by Sparta

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Examples

  • Dorian Sparta restricted citizenship to the point that it ended as an insignificant village in Laconia, while Ionian Athens was open from the start to all refugees, which were assigned to a local tribe, and soon it became a powerful metropolis and intellectual center.

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  • One example of such outrage was over this comment from John Edwards: Edwards, speaking at a press availability in Laconia, New Hampshire, offered little sympathy and pounced on the opportunity to bring into question Clinton's ability to endure the stresses of the presidency.

    Sexism and Hillary's tear

  • The terrorism which is being unleashed against the common folk, especially in Laconia, forced me to flee to the mountains as the only means of defending myself.

    Arms and the Woman: Just Warriors and Greek Feminist Identity

  • One example of such outrage was over this comment from John Edwards: Edwards, speaking at a press availability in Laconia, New Hampshire, offered little sympathy and pounced on the opportunity to bring into question Clinton's ability to endure the stresses of the presidency.

    Sexism and Hillary's tear

  • But he was always there for my brother and me and picked us up every summer to go to my grandmothers in Laconia, Indiana.

    Letters and Notes

  • But he was always there for my brother and me and picked us up every summer to go to my grandmothers in Laconia, Indiana.

    Johns, Paul F.

  • (Oranges, I think, will be dear this year since so many acres of them burned in Laconia.)

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  • A company called the Laconia Company was formed in England in 1629, and the next year it sent a vessel to the mouth of the Piscataqua River, bearing a colony of settlers and a governor.

    History of American Women

  • Lacedaemon Southern Greek region later also known as Laconia, kingdom of Menelaus and Helen.

    The Trojan War

  • Lacedaemon Southern Greek region later also known as Laconia, kingdom of Menelaus and Helen.

    The Trojan War

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