conqueror

noun
con·​quer·​or | \ ˈkäŋ-kər-ər How to pronounce conqueror (audio) \
plural conquerors

Definition of conqueror

: one who conquers : one who wins a country in war, subdues or subjugates a people, or overcomes an adversary The year 1570 brought yet another conqueror, the Ottoman Empire.— Alan Weisman In Cleopatra … the Roman conqueror met his equal, at least for proud independence and clear-eyed ruthlessness.— Ingrid D. Rowland William the Conqueror

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Conqueror.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conqueror. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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conqueror

noun
con·​quer·​or | \ ˈkäŋ-kər-ər \

Kids Definition of conqueror

: a person who gains something by force

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