Conquest

Definition of Conquest

Con´quest
n.1.The act or process of conquering, or acquiring by force; the act of overcoming or subduing opposition by force, whether physical or moral; subjection; subjugation; victory.
Three years sufficed for the conquest of the country.
- Prescott.
2.That which is conquered; possession gained by force, physical or moral.
Wherefore rejoice? What conquest brings he home?
- Shak.
3.(Feudal Law) The acquiring of property by other means than by inheritance; acquisition.
4.The act of gaining or regaining by successful struggle; as, the conquest of liberty or peace.Norman Conquest.
The Conquest
(Eng. Hist.) the subjugation of England by William of Normandy in 1066. The

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