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 (kôr-tĕz′, -tĕs′), Hernando or Hernán 1485-1547.
Spanish explorer and conquistador who conquered Aztec Mexico for Spain.


(ˈkɔːtɛz; Spanish ˈkortes)
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the national assembly of Spain and (until 1910) Portugal
[C17: from Spanish, literally: courts, plural of corte court, from Latin cohors cohort]


(ˈkɔːtɛz; Spanish korˈtes) or


(Biography) Hernando (ɛrˈnando) or Hernán (ɛrˈnan). 1485–1547, Spanish conquistador: defeated the Aztecs and conquered Mexico (1523)


(ˈkɔr tɪz, -tɛz)

the national legislature of Spain or Portugal.
[1660–70; < Sp, pl. of corte court]


or Cor•tez


Hernando or Hernán, 1485–1547, Spanish conqueror of Mexico.
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Noun1.Cortés - Spanish conquistador who defeated the Aztecs and conquered Mexico (1485-1547)Cortes - Spanish conquistador who defeated the Aztecs and conquered Mexico (1485-1547)
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My dear Monsieur Bertuccio," said Monte Cristo, laughing, "control yourself; we are not at Sartena or at Corte.
As he explained to his friends, they would take the steamer from New York to Puerto Cortes, one of the principal seaports of Honduras.
And to come to more modern examples, what scuttled the ships, and left stranded and cut off the gallant Spaniards under the command of the most courteous Cortes in the New World?
The company has been measuring the accesses from PC, tablets and mobile phones to the store and the study showed that four of each 10 minutes of Internet navigation correspond to accesses from mobile phones, spokespersons for El Corte Ingles' Internet team said.
2004), a produtividade e a perenidade da pastagem decorrem de sua capacidade de reconstituicao de nova area foliar, apos condicoes de corte ou de pastejo.
Por outro lado, muitos processos de corte geralmente envolvem aquecimento e fusao localizada do material, que por vezes levam a alteracoes microestruturais, que devem ser consideradas.
DJ Jose "Spinnin" Cortes visits clubs around Mexico, Brazil and the United States, dropping his fusion of tribal-electro beats and pulsating rhythms.
Carteggio degli oratori mantovani al/a corte sforzesca (450-1500).
Corte Madera Vice Mayor Diane Furst and Town Councilmember Carla Condon joined representatives from Apartment Investment and Management Company (Aimco) at a ceremony this morning to launch the $32.
to the first 50 guests in line at its Town Center Corte Madera restaurant.
Caffe Latino has invested more than pounds 20,000 in Dalla Corte technology for its sites.
Yesterday's deal will see 800 staff in Spain offered jobs with El Corte Ingles.