pre·​con·​quest ˌprē-ˈkän-ˌkwest How to pronounce preconquest (audio)
variants or pre-conquest
: existing or relating to a time before a conquest
the preconquest Americas
their preconquest history

Word History

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of preconquest was in 1877

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“Preconquest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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