Origin of conquest
Examples from the Web for conquest
Before the 16thcentury, Spanish conquest, the Aztecs saw the skull as a symbol of rebirth.
Experts hypothesize the painting represents the “conquest dance,” a Christian conversion ritual still performed to this day.7 Historically Significant Artifacts Rescued by Happenstance|The Daily Beast|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The conquest—and the reaction to it—have given him an aura of invincibility that holy-warrior wannabes find quite thrilling.French Jihadi Mehdi Nemmouche Is the Shape of Terror to Come|Christopher Dickey|September 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This conquest has brought instability to unexpected parts of the region.
Rappers express their libidinous desires in the boring, one-note language of conquest.Bobby Womack’s Sexual Democracy: The Late Soul Legend Preached Mutual Pleasure|David Masciotra|June 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Roman conquest accelerated the decline in severe taste, when different orders began to be used indiscriminately.Beacon Lights of History, Volume III|John Lord
Still unfinished, the Turkish conquest having interrupted its progress, with all other in the seventeenth century.
Various animals, apparently indigenous, that are described by the early historians of the conquest, have disappeared.
The last days of the dynasty that had meditated the conquest of the continent to slave-holding government were evidently at hand.
The leading juvenile attired himself for the conquest carefully but rapidly.Tales From Bohemia|Robert Neilson Stephens
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Word Origin for conquest
British Dictionary definitions for conquest (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for 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).