Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: Latin conquisitus, past participle of conquirere; CONQUER


Related topics: Military
1 [singular, uncountable]PM the act of getting control of a country by fighting:
the Norman Conquest (=the conquest of England by the Normans)
conquest of
the Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire
2 [countable]PM land that is won in a war:
French conquests in Asia
3 [countable] someone that you have persuaded to love you or to have sex with you - often used humorously:
He boasts about his many conquests.
4 when you gain control of or deal successfully with something that is difficult or dangerous
conquest of
the conquest of space

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