acquisition by conquest

acquisition by conquest
See conquest.

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  • conquest — index subjection Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 conquest …   Law dictionary

  • conquest — early 14c., a merged word from O.Fr. conquest acquisition (Mod.Fr. conquêt), and O.Fr. conqueste conquest, acquisition (Mod.Fr. conquête), both from pp. of conquerre, from V.L. *conquaerere (see CONQUER (Cf. conquer)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conquest — [n1] defeat, victory acquisition, annexation, appropriation, big win*, clean sweep*, conquering, coup, defeating, discomfiture, grand slam*, invasion, killing*, occupation, overthrow, rout, routing, score, splash*, subdual, subjection,… …   New thesaurus

  • Conquest (military) — For other uses, see Conquest. Warfare Military history Eras Prehistoric Ancient Medieval Gunpow …   Wikipedia

  • conquest — noun 1) the conquest of the Aztecs Syn: defeat, vanquishment, annihilation, overthrow, subjugation, rout, mastery, crushing; victory over, triumph over 2) their conquest of the valley Syn: seizure …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • conquest — /kon kwest, kong /, n. 1. the act or state of conquering or the state of being conquered; vanquishment. 2. the winning of favor, affection, love, etc.: the conquest of Antony by Cleopatra. 3. a person whose favor, affection, etc., has been won:… …   Universalium

  • Conquest of 1760 — The Conquest (French La Conquête) is the term describing the acquisition of parts of New France by Britain during the French and Indian War and its consequences. Governor General, Pierre de Rigaud de Vaudreuil Cavagnal, surrendered the French… …   Wikipedia

  • conquest — A method by which a nation may acquire territory in the absence of treaties or conventions to the contrary. 30 Am J Rev ed Internat L. § 41; 54 Am J1st US § 78. The acquisition of property otherwise than by inheritance or conveyance in manner… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • conquest — /korjkwest/ In feudal law, acquisition by purchase; any method of acquiring the ownership of an estate other than by descent. Also an estate acquired otherwise than by inheritance. In international law, the acquisition of the sovereignty of a… …   Black's law dictionary

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