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Cortes

[kawr-tiz; Spanish kawr-tes] /ˈkɔr tɪz; Spanish ˈkɔr tɛs/
noun
1.
(in Spain or Portugal) the two houses constituting the national legislative body.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; < Spanish, plural of corte court

Cortés

[kawr-tez; Spanish kawr-tes] /kɔrˈtɛz; Spanish kɔrˈtɛs/
noun
1.
Hernando
[er-nahn-daw] /ɛrˈnɑn dɔ/ (Show IPA),
Hernán
[er-nahn] /ɛrˈnɑn/ (Show IPA),
1485–1547, Spanish conqueror of Mexico.
Also, Cortez.
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Cortes

/ˈkɔːtɛz; Spanish ˈkortes/
noun
1.
the national assembly of Spain and (until 1910) Portugal
Word Origin
C17: from Spanish, literally: courts, plural of corte court, from Latin cohorscohort

Cortés

/ˈkɔːtɛz; Spanish korˈtes/
noun
1.
Hernando (ɛrˈnando) or Hernán (ɛrˈnan). 1485–1547, Spanish conquistador: defeated the Aztecs and conquered Mexico (1523)
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Word Origin and History for Cortes

cortes

n.

1660s, legislative houses of Spain or Portugal, from Spanish and Portuguese plural of corte, from Latin cortem (see court (n.)).

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