The Conquest

The 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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