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Cortes

[ kawr-tiz; Spanish kawr-tes ]
/ ˈkɔr tɪz; Spanish ˈkɔr tɛs /
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noun

(in Spain or Portugal) the two houses constituting the national legislative body.

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Origin of Cortes

1660–70; <Spanish, plural of cortecourt

Definition for Cortes (2 of 2)

Cortés

or Cor·tez

[ kawr-tez; Spanish kawr-tes ]
/ kɔrˈtɛz; Spanish kɔrˈtɛs /

noun

Her·nan·do [er-nahn-daw] /ɛrˈnɑn dɔ/ Her·nán [er-nahn], /ɛrˈnɑn/, 1485–1547, Spanish conqueror of Mexico.
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British Dictionary definitions for Cortes (1 of 2)

Cortes
/ (ˈkɔːtɛz, Spanish ˈkortes) /

noun

the national assembly of Spain and (until 1910) Portugal

Word Origin for Cortes

C17: from Spanish, literally: courts, plural of corte court, from Latin cohors cohort

British Dictionary definitions for Cortes (2 of 2)

Cortés

Cortez (kɔːˈtɛz)

/ (ˈkɔːtɛz, Spanish korˈtes) /

noun

Hernando (ɛrˈnando) or Hernán (ɛrˈnan). 1485–1547, Spanish conquistador: defeated the Aztecs and conquered Mexico (1523)
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