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Wessex

[wes-iks] /ˈwɛs ɪks/
noun
1.
(in the Middle Ages) a kingdom, later an earldom, in S England.
Capital: Winchester.
2.
the fictional setting of the novels of Thomas Hardy, principally identifiable with Dorsetshire.
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British Dictionary definitions for Wessex

Wessex1

/ˈwɛsɪks/
noun
1.
an Anglo-Saxon kingdom in S and SW England that became the most powerful English kingdom by the 10th century a.d
2.
  1. (in Thomas Hardy's works) the southwestern counties of England, esp Dorset
  2. (as modifier): Wessex Poems

Wessex2

noun
1.
Earl of Wessex, See Edward (sense 2)
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