Norman Conquest
Conquest Con"quest, n. [OF. conquest, conqueste, F. conqu[^e]te, LL. conquistum, conquista, prop. p. p. from L. conquirere. See {Conquer}.] 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. [1913 Webster]

In joys of conquest he resigns his breath. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

Three years sufficed for the conquest of the country. --Prescott. [1913 Webster]

2. That which is conquered; possession gained by force, physical or moral. [1913 Webster]

Wherefore rejoice? What conquest brings he home? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. (Feudal Law) The acquiring of property by other means than by inheritance; acquisition. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

4. The act of gaining or regaining by successful struggle; as, the conquest of liberty or peace. [1913 Webster]

{The Conquest} (Eng. Hist.), the subjugation of England by William of Normandy in 1066. The {Norman Conquest}.

Syn: Victory; triumph; mastery; reduction; subjugation; subjection. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Norman Conquest — The successful invasion and conquest of England in 1066 by William, then duke of Normandy, after the famous battle fought at Hastings between King Harold II and the Normans on 14 October 1066 …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Norman Conquest — Nor′man Con′quest n. why the conquest of England by the Normans in 1066 …   From formal English to slang

  • Norman Conquest — /nɔmən ˈkɒnkwɛst/ (say nawmuhn konkwest) noun the, the conquest of England by the Normans, under William the Conqueror, in 1066 …   Australian English dictionary

  • Norman Conquest — The conquest of England by the Normans in 1066, under William of Normandy …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Norman Conquest — noun the invasion and settlement of England by the Normans following the battle of Hastings (1066) • Instance Hypernyms: ↑conquest, ↑conquering, ↑subjection, ↑subjugation • Part Meronyms: ↑Hastings, ↑battle of Hastings …   Useful english dictionary

  • Norman Conquest — noun the invasion of England by the Normans in 1066 and their subsequent settlement …   Wiktionary

  • Norman Conquest — 1066 …   Medieval glossary

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