Con"quest (?), n. [OF. conquest, conqueste, F. conquete, LL. conquistum, conquista, prop. p.p. from L. conquirere. See Conquer.]
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.
Three years sufficed for the conquest of the country.
That which is conquered; possession gained by force, physical or moral.
Wherefore rejoice? What conquest brings he home?
The acquiring of property by other means than by inheritance; acquisition.
The act of gaining or regaining by successful strugle; as, the conquest of liberty or peace.
The Conquest Eng. Hist., the subjugation of England by William of Normandy in 1066.
Syn. -- Victory; triumph; mastery; reduction; subjugation; subjection.
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