[kawr-tiz; Spanish kawr-tes]
- (in Spain or Portugal) the two houses constituting the national legislative body.
Origin of Cortes
1660–70; < Spanish, plural of corte court
[kawr-tez; Spanish kawr-tes]
- Her·nan·do [er-nahn-daw] /ɛrˈnɑn dɔ/Her·nán [er-nahn] /ɛrˈnɑn/, 1485–1547, Spanish conqueror of Mexico.
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Examples from the Web for 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
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Cortes says the two Tea Party positions are not mutually exclusive, and Meckler says he agrees, to a point.The Tea Party Splinters
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Her Cortes was not a national assembly, and its members were not the choice of the people.
The Carlists were scheming, and the Cortes was driven to an immediate decision.
In 1843 the Cortes declared that the Queen had attained her majority.
The cap which Cortes had sent was returned filled with gold dust.Discoverers and Explorers
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All the Spanish conquerors were cruel; but Cortes was not so cruel as many others.South American Fights and Fighters
Cyrus Townsend Brady
- the national assembly of Spain and (until 1910) Portugal
C17: from Spanish, literally: courts, plural of corte court, from Latin cohors cohort
- Hernando (ɛrˈnando) or Hernán (ɛrˈnan). 1485–1547, Spanish conquistador: defeated the Aztecs and conquered Mexico (1523)
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Word Origin and History for cortes
1660s, legislative houses of Spain or Portugal, from Spanish and Portuguese plural of corte, from Latin cortem (see court (n.)).
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