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converso

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noun, con·ver·so \kən-ˈver-(ˌ)sō, kōn-\

Definition of converso

plural conversos

  1. :  a Jew who publicly recanted the Jewish faith and adopted Christianity under the pressure of the Spanish Inquisition



Origin of converso

Spanish, literally, convert


First Known Use: 1889


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