reconquest

noun re·con·quest \ (ˌ)rē-ˈkän-ˌkwest , -ˈkäŋ- ; -ˈkäŋ-kwəst \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of reconquest

plural reconquests
: a second or new conquest of something previously conquered; especially : recovery of something by conquest
  • When he came in sight of Mexico City his heart quickened, for here he was to meet his hero, the general, and learn from him when the reconquest and punishment of Tejas was to begin.
  • —James A. Michener
  • Do we pull U.S. troops out of Syria as Trump promised, or keep U.S. troops there to resist the reconquest of his country by Bashar Assad and his Russian, Iranian, Hezbollah and Shiite allies?
  • —Patrick J. Buchanan

First Known Use of reconquest

1548

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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of reconquest


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