- the act or state of conquering or the state of being conquered; vanquishment.
- the winning of favor, affection, love, etc.: the conquest of Antony by Cleopatra.
- a person whose favor, affection, etc., has been won: He's another one of her conquests.
- anything acquired by conquering, as a nation, a territory, or spoils.
- the Conquest. Norman Conquest.
Origin of conquest
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Examples from the Web for post-conquest
These earthworks have been considered Saxon, but later opinion labels them post-Conquest.Yorkshire Painted And Described
They are post-Conquest compilations based on the narrations of Indians of their history, traditions, and beliefs.The American Egypt
Osmund, Remigius and others of the first post-Conquest bishops have left a good name behind them.
Great nobles of the post-Conquest period were not content with the services of a priest only.The Customs of Old England
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- the act or an instance of conquering or the state of having been conquered; victory
- a person, thing, etc, that has been conquered or won
- the act or art of gaining a person's compliance, love, etc, by seduction or force of personality
- a person, whose compliance, love, etc, has been won over by seduction or force of personality
- the Conquest See Norman Conquest
- the Conquest Canadian the conquest by the United Kingdom of French North America, ending in 1763
Word Origin and History for post-conquest
early 14c., a merged word from Old French conquest "acquisition" (Modern French conquêt), and Old French conqueste "conquest, acquisition" (Modern French conquête), both from past participle of conquerre, from Vulgar Latin *conquaerere (see conquer).