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conquistador (n.)

"a conqueror," especially "one of the 16c. Spanish conquerors of Mexico and Peru," 1830, from Spanish conquistador, literally "conqueror," noun of action from conquistar "to conquer," from Vulgar Latin *conquistare, from Latin conquistus, past participle of conquirere "to seek for" (see conquer).

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Definitions of conquistador from WordNet

conquistador (n.)
an adventurer (especially one who led the Spanish conquest of Mexico and Peru in the 16th century);
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