- (in Spain or Portugal) the two houses constituting the national legislative body.
Origin of Cortes
- Her·nan·do [er-nahn-daw] /ɛrˈnɑn dɔ/Her·nán [er-nahn] /ɛrˈnɑn/, 1485–1547, Spanish conqueror of Mexico.
Examples from the Web for cortes
Contemporary Examples of cortes
According to Cortes, immigrants lower the prices of products consumed by highly educated consumers by 0.4 percent of GDP.The Case for More Low-Skill Immigration
Veronique de Rugy
December 7, 2014
Cortes says the two Tea Party positions are not mutually exclusive, and Meckler says he agrees, to a point.The Tea Party Splinters
July 2, 2011
Historical Examples of cortes
In 1843 the Cortes declared that the Queen had attained her majority.
The Carlists were scheming, and the Cortes was driven to an immediate decision.
Her Cortes was not a national assembly, and its members were not the choice of the people.
The cap which Cortes had sent was returned filled with gold dust.Discoverers and Explorers
Edward R. Shaw
Just what Cortes at first proposed to do is not quite clear.South American Fights and Fighters
Cyrus Townsend Brady
- the national assembly of Spain and (until 1910) Portugal
Word Origin for Cortes
- Hernando (ɛrˈnando) or Hernán (ɛrˈnan). 1485–1547, Spanish conquistador: defeated the Aztecs and conquered Mexico (1523)
1660s, legislative houses of Spain or Portugal, from Spanish and Portuguese plural of corte, from Latin cortem (see court (n.)).