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

  • The capital and largest city of Peru, in the west-central part of the country near the Pacific Ocean. Founded by Francisco Pizarro in 1535, it was the chief city of Spain's South American colonies until the 1800s. Lima was largely rebuilt after earthquakes in 1687 and 1746.
  • A city of northwest Ohio south-southwest of Toledo. It grew with the discovery of oil in the late 1800s.

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  • noun The letter L in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
  • proper noun The capital of Peru.
  • proper noun The letter L in the ICAO spelling alphabet.


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  • LIMA, Peru — Angry onlookers shouted "Disgrace!" and "Murderer!" at Joran van der Sloot on Friday after a judge ordered him jailed on first-degree murder and robbery charges in the beating and strangling death of a young Lima woman.

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  • LIMA, Peru — Joran van der Sloot will spend all week at criminal police headquarters being questioned in the death of a 21-year-old Lima woman and has asked to be able to hire his own lawyer, authorities said Sunday.

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  • LIMA, Peru - Joran van der Sloot confessed to the slaying of a 21-year-old woman in a Lima hotel room, a high-ranking Peruvian government official told NBC News on Monday.

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  • LIMA, PERU - Energy ministers and other government energy leaders from across the Americas came together with major energy corporations and other experts in Lima, Peru June 15 and 16,

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  • LIMA, Peru - The lone suspect in the disappearance of U.S. teen Natalee Holloway was paraded - moist-eyed and looking stunned - before reporters on Saturday as Peruvians denounced him and detectives began interrogating him about the murder of a Lima student.

  • LIMA, Peru - A high-ranking Peruvian government official confirmed to NBC News that Joran van der Sloot confessed to the slaying of a 21-year-old Lima woman.

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  • LIMA, Peru - The young Dutchman wanted in the murder of a 21-year-old Lima woman -- who also remains the lone suspect in the 2005 disappearance of a U.S. teen Natalee Holloway -- arrived in Peru's capital on Saturday to face justice.

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  • LIMA: Peruvian former president Alberto Fujimori was on Tuesday declared guilty by a special court in Lima of human rights abuses committed during his reign in the early 1990s.

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  • LIMA, Peru, April 23, 2009 (ENS) - A framework for negotiating the removal of road and river blockades by indigenous peoples in the Peruvian Amazon was signed Monday by government and indigenous representatives in Lima.


  • LIMA, April 7, 2009 (LifeSiteNews. com) - The Cardinal Archbishop of Lima, Peru denounced pro-abortion forces as "traitors" in a homily last Sunday in the cathedral of the diocese.

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