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con·quest / ˈkänˌkwest; ˈkäng-/ • n. the subjugation and assumption of control of a place or people by use of military force. ∎  a territory that has been gained in such a way: colonial conquests. ∎  (the Conquest) the invasion and assumption of control of England by William of Normandy in 1066. See also Norman Conquest. ∎  the overcoming of a problem or weakness. ∎  a person whose affection or favor has been won.

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CONQUEST

A term used in feudal law to designate land acquisition by purchase; or any method other than descent or inheritance by which an individual obtains ownership of an estate. A term used ininternational lawfor the process whereby a sovereign nation is, by force of arms, made to submit to another nation; the defeated country thus becomes part of the empire of the conqueror.