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Conquest

Con´quest
n.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.
Three years sufficed for the conquest of the country.
- Prescott.
2.That which is conquered; possession gained by force, physical or moral.
Wherefore rejoice? What conquest brings he home?
- Shak.
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.Norman Conquest.
The Conquest
(Eng. Hist.) the subjugation of England by William of Normandy in 1066. The
Noun1.conquest - the act of conquering
2.conquest - success in mastering something difficult; "the conquest of space"
3.conquest - an act of winning the love or sexual favor of someone
Synonyms: seduction

CONQUEST, feudal law. This term was used by the feudists to signify purchase.

CONQUEST, 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.
     2. 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. 1 Story, Const. Sec. 150, and the cases there cited.
     3. 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. 4 Wheat. R. 246; 2 Gallis. R. 486. 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. 7 Pet. R. 86.
     4. Conquest does not, per se, give the conqueror plenum dominium et utile, but a temporary right of possession and government. 2 Gallis. R. 486; 3 Wash. C. C. R. 101. See 8 Wheat. R. 591; 2 Bay, R. 229; 2 Dall. R. 1; 12 Pet. 410.
     5. The right which the English government claimed over the territory now composing the United States, was not founded on conquest, but discovery. Id. Sec. 152, et seq.

Cadmean victory, KO, Pyrrhic victory, Waterloo, adoption, appropriation, arrogation, ascendancy, assumption, beating, captive, catch, championship, collapse, colonization, conquering, coquette, crash, date, deathblow, debacle, defeat, defeating, destruction, domination, downfall, drubbing, easy victory, enslavement, fall, flirt, grand slam, hiding, honey, indent, knockout, lambasting, landslide, landslide victory, lathering, licking, mastery, moral victory, occupation, overcoming, overthrow, overturn, picnic, preemption, preoccupation, prepossession, pushover, quietus, requisition, rout, routing, ruin, runaway victory, smash, steady, subdual, subduing, subjection, subjugation, success, sweet patootie, sweetheart, sweetie, takeover, taking over, thrashing, total victory, trimming, trouncing, undoing, usurpation, vamp, vampire, vanquishment, walkaway, walkover, whipping, win, winning, winning streak
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