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Definition of Conquest

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victory, subjugation (of one's enemies)
Conquest Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
The act of gaining or regaining by successful struggle; as, the conquest of liberty or peace.
  
(n.)
The acquiring of property by other means than by inheritance; acquisition.
  
(n.)
That which is conquered; possession gained by force, physical or moral.
  
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conquest
\con"quest\ (?), n. [of. conquest, conqueste, f. conquête, 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, whether physical or moral; subjection; subjugation; victory. in joys of conquest he resigns his breath. three years sufficed for the conquest of the country.
2. that which is conquered; possession gained by force, physical or moral. wherefore rejoice? what conquest brings he home?
3. (feudal law) the acquiring of property by other means than by inheritance; acquisition.
4. the act of gaining or regaining by successful struggle; as, the conquest of liberty or peace.


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 the conquest 
 sexual conquest 
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Goresgyn = n. a coming upon possession; conquest; a lease
Ymorfod = n. self conquest
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. the act of conquering
(synonym) conquering, subjection, subjugation
(hypernym) capture, gaining control, seizure
(hyponym) Norman Conquest
2. success in mastering something difficult; "the conquest of space"
(hypernym) success
3. an act of winning the love or sexual favor of someone
(synonym) seduction
(hypernym) success
(hyponym) sexual conquest, score
Conquest Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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CONQUEST is a linear scaling, or O(N), density functional theory (DFT) electronic structure code. The code is designed to perform DFT calculations on very large systems containing many thousands of atoms. It can be run at different levels of precision ranging from ab initio tight binding up to full DFT with plane wave accuracy. It has been applied to the study of three-dimensional reconstructions formed by Ge on Si(001), containing over 20,000 atoms. Tests on the UK's national supercomputer HECToR in 2009 demonstrated the capability of the code to perform ground-state calculations on systems of over 1,000,000 atoms.

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ConQuesT is an annual science fiction convention held in the Kansas City, Missouri area; it is sponsored by the long-running (since 1971) Kansas City Science Fiction and Fantasy Society (KaCSFFS, pronounced kax-fuss). ConQuesT is the oldest such convention in Missouri and the surrounding central states region, having first been established under the name Mid-America Con in the summer of 1972. After that, the next ten KaCSFFS-sponsored conventions were called BYOB-Cons (the final "B" in the name having additional and alternate meanings beyond the obvious); in 1980 KaCSFFS adopted the permanent name ConQuesT for its annual convention.

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Conquest may refer to:

History
  • Conquest (military), the act of military subjugation of an enemy by force of arms

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Conquest Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
The 'Lectric Law Library
Feudal Law. This term was used by the feudists to signify purchase.

International Law. The acquisition of the sovereignty of a country by force of arms, exercised by an independent power which reduces the vanquished to the submission of its empire.

It is a general rule that where conquered countries have laws of their own, these laws remain in force after the conquest, until they are abrogated, unless they are contrary to our religion, or enact any malum in se. In all such cases the laws of the conquering country prevail; for it is not to be presumed that laws opposed to religion or sound morals could be sanctioned.

The conquest and military occupation of a part of the territory of the United States by a public enemy renders such conquered territory, during such occupation, a foreign country with respect to the revenue laws of the United States. The people of a conquered territory change their allegiance, but by the modern practice, their relations to each other and their rights of property remain the same.

Conquest does not, per se, give the conqueror plenum dominium et utile, but a temporary right of possession and government.

The right which the English government claimed over the territory now composing the United States was not founded on conquest, but discovery.
   

This entry contains material from Bouvier's Legal Dictionary, a work published in the 1850's.
Courtesy of the 'Lectric Law Library.