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from The Century Dictionary.

  • The national assembly or legislature of Spain, consisting of a senate and chamber of deputies.
  • The parliament or legislature of Portugal, consisting of an upper house of hereditary, life, and elective peers, and a lower house of 173 deputies elected by the people for 4 years.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural The legislative assembly, composed of nobility, clergy, and representatives of cities, which in Spain and in Portugal answers, in some measure, to the Parliament of Great Britain.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun Spanish conquistador who defeated the Aztecs and conquered Mexico (1485-1547)

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