conquest


conquest
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Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


conquest
A term used in feudal law to designate land acquisition by purchase; or any method other than descent or inheritance by which an individual obtains ownership of an estate. A term used in international law for the process whereby a sovereign nation is, by force of arms, made to submit to another nation; the defeated country thus becomes part of the empire of the conqueror.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


conquest
A term used in feudal law to designate land acquisition by purchase; or any method other than descent or inheritance by which an individual obtains ownership of an estate. A term used in international law for the process whereby a sovereign nation is, by force of arms, made to submit to another nation; the defeated country thus becomes part of the empire of the conqueror.

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  • conquest — early 14c., a merged word from O.Fr. conquest acquisition (Mod.Fr. conquêt), and O.Fr. conqueste conquest, acquisition (Mod.Fr. conquête), both from pp. of conquerre, from V.L. *conquaerere (see CONQUER (Cf. conquer)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • conquest — [käŋ′kwest΄, kän′kwest] n. [ME conqueste < OFr < ML conquestus < L conquisitus, pp. of conquirere] 1. the act or process of conquering 2. something conquered, esp. land taken in war 3. a) a winning of someone s affection or favor b) a… …   English World dictionary

  • conquest — [n1] defeat, victory acquisition, annexation, appropriation, big win*, clean sweep*, conquering, coup, defeating, discomfiture, grand slam*, invasion, killing*, occupation, overthrow, rout, routing, score, splash*, subdual, subjection,… …   New thesaurus

  • conquest — *victory, triumph Analogous words: subjugation, subdual, defeating or defeat, overthrowing or overthrow, routing or rout (see corresponding verbs [at CONQUER) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • conquest — Conquest, C est acquest, fait par aucun de son argent, labeur industrie et moyen, sans le tenir de succession de ses majeurs, Parta quaesitaque bona, non a maioribus haereditario iure profecta, Le contraire est Le propre …   Thresor de la langue françoyse


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