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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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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?
My dear Monsieur Bertuccio," said Monte Cristo, laughing, "control yourself; we are not at Sartena or at Corte.
Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Consul-General Paul Raymund Cortes said the PCG has received 1,945 NBI clearance applications from February 1-20 while the number was only 125 requests last month.
Contract notice: Security and surveillance service of the cortes de castilla y len building and external security of senior positions for the years 2018 and following.
Suspected New People's Army (NPA) rebels raided the house of Vice Mayor Emmanuel Suarez of Cortes town in Surigao del Sur on Tuesday morning, carting away firearms.
Estas palabras sobre don Hernando Cortes marques del Valle, escritas por uno de los primeros franciscanos en Mexico, Toribio de Motolinia, en su Historia de los indios de la Nueva Espana, resultaron ser mucho mas clarividentes de lo que el fraile pudo haberse imaginado.
I spoke to the suspect and he wanted to be assured that the government will extend legal assistance to him and we are definitely giving him the services of the consulate lawyer," Cortes said.
Cortes, the CEO of Esperanza, considered the premiere Hispanic Evangelical Network in the country, has been named by Time Magazine as one of the top 25 most important Evangelicals in the nation.
Although the full pacification of Mexico was a lengthy process, requiring many years, the generally recognized date of the conquest of Mexico is 13 August 1521, the day that Hernan Cortes recorded the Aztec ruler, Cuauhtemoc, surrendered to him.
La Corte IDH tambien ha construido una obligacion procedimental semejante a partir de los articulos 8 y 25 de la Convencion Americana (Garantias Judiciales y Proteccion Judicial, respectivamente), lo que ha permitido a ambas Cortes hacer continuas referencias a su homologo del otro lado del Atlantico, con el consecuente enriquecimiento mutuo.
En entornos de larga historia de sumision de las Cortes a los designios del Poder Ejecutivo, como los paises latinoamericanos, la respuesta obvia parece afirmativa; sin embargo, Diana Kapiszewski advierte que esta perspectiva para caracterizar a las Cortes es, si no incorrecta, al menos incompleta.