con·quis·ta·dor (kŏng-kēstə-dôr′, kŏn-kwĭstə-)
n. pl. con·quis·ta·dorsor con·quis·ta·dor·es (-dôr′ās, -ēz)
A conqueror, especially one of the 16th-century Spanish soldiers who defeated Indian civilizations in Mexico, Central America, and Peru.
[Spanish, from conquistar, to conquer, from Vulgar Latin *conquīsītāre, frequentative of Latin conquīrere, to procure; see CONQUER.]
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