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[pree-kon-kwest, -kong-]
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  1. of or relating to the time before the conquest of one people, region, or country by another.

Origin of preconquest


[pree-kon-kwest, -kong-]
  1. of or relating to the time before the Norman conquest of England in 1066.
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  • The preconquest population per group must have reached at least 300 and very likely was much greater.

    The Aboriginal Population of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, California

    S. F. Cook

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