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  1. (noun, person) Spanish conquistador who defeated the Aztecs and conquered Mexico (1485-1547)

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Origin of the word Cortes

  1. 1660s, legislative houses of Spain or Portugal, from Sp. and Port. pl. of corte, from L. cortem (see court). more

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