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Cortes (n.)

1660s, "national legislative assembly of Spain; parliament or legislature of Portugal," from Spanish and Portuguese plural of corte, from Latin cortem (see court (n.)).

updated on April 04, 2018

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Definitions of Cortes from WordNet

Cortes (n.)
Spanish conquistador who defeated the Aztecs and conquered Mexico (1485-1547);
Synonyms: Cortez / Hernando Cortes / Hernando Cortez / Hernan Cortes / Hernan Cortez
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