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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Conquest  \Con"quest\,  n.  [OF.  conquest,  conqueste,  F. 
  conqu[^e]te,  LL  conquistum  conquista  prop.  p.  p.  from  L. 
  conquirere  See  {Conquer}.] 
  1.  The  act  or  process  of  conquering,  or  acquiring  by  force; 
  the  act  of  overcoming  or  subduing  opposition  by  force, 
  whether  physical  or  moral;  subjection;  subjugation; 
  victory. 
 
  In  joys  of  conquest  he  resigns  his  breath. 
  --Addison. 
 
  Three  years  sufficed  for  the  conquest  of  the 
  country.  --Prescott. 
 
  2.  That  which  is  conquered;  possession  gained  by  force, 
  physical  or  moral. 
 
  Wherefore  rejoice?  What  conquest  brings  he  home? 
  --Shak. 
 
  3.  (Feudal  Law)  The  acquiring  of  property  by  other  means  than 
  by  inheritance;  acquisition.  --Blackstone. 
 
  4.  The  act  of  gaining  or  regaining  by  successful  struggle; 
  as  the  conquest  of  liberty  or  peace. 
 
  {The  Conquest}  (Eng.  Hist.),  the  subjugation  of  England  by 
  William  of  Normandy  in  1066. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  conquest 
  n  1:  the  act  of  conquering  [syn:  {conquering},  {subjection},  {subjugation}] 
  2:  success  in  mastering  something  difficult;  "the  conquest  of 
  space" 
  3:  an  act  of  winning  the  love  of  someone  [syn:  {seduction}] 




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