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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CORTES, n. plu. [from corte, court.] The Spanish name of the States of the kingdom, composed of nobility, clergy and representatives of cities; the assembly of the States, answering, in some measure, to the parliament of Great Britain.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: Spanish conquistador who defeated the Aztecs and conquered Mexico (1485-1547) [syn: Cortes, Cortez, Hernando Cortes, Hernando Cortez, Hernan Cortes, Hernan Cortez]

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. the legislative assembly of Spain and formerly of Portugal. Etymology: Sp. & Port., pl. of corte COURT

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Cortes Cor"tes (k?r"t?s), n. pl. [Sp. & Pg., fr. corte court.] The legislative assembly, composed of nobility, clergy, and representatives of cities, which in Spain and in Portugal answers, in some measure, to the Parliament of Great Britain.

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