[kawr-tiz; Spanish kawr-tes] /ˈkɔr tɪz; Spanish ˈkɔr tɛs/

(in Spain or Portugal) the two houses constituting the national legislative body.
[kawr-tez; Spanish kawr-tes] /kɔrˈtɛz; Spanish kɔrˈtɛs/
[er-nahn-daw] /ɛrˈnɑn dɔ/ (Show IPA), Hernán
[er-nahn] /ɛrˈnɑn/ (Show IPA), 1485–1547, Spanish conqueror of Mexico.
/ˈkɔːtɛz; Spanish ˈkortes/
the national assembly of Spain and (until 1910) Portugal
/ˈkɔːtɛz; Spanish korˈtes/
Hernando (ɛrˈnando) or Hernán (ɛrˈnan). 1485–1547, Spanish conquistador: defeated the Aztecs and conquered Mexico (1523)

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


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