(in Spain or Portugal) the two houses constituting the national legislative body.
Other definitions for Cortés (2 of 2)
Her·nan·do [er-nahn-daw] /ɛrˈnɑn dɔ/ Her·nán [er-nahn], /ɛrˈnɑn/, 1485–1547, Spanish conqueror of Mexico.
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On Oct. 29, Jose Cortez, 32, was found in an alley off of East Third Street.
Before joining up with Cortez, Alonso and Diego were in Cuba but on far different rungs of society.
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British Dictionary definitions for Cortes (1 of 2)
the national assembly of Spain and (until 1910) Portugal
British Dictionary definitions for Cortés (2 of 2)
Hernando (ɛrˈnando) or Hernán (ɛrˈnan). 1485–1547, Spanish conquistador: defeated the Aztecs and conquered Mexico (1523)
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