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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·quest n.
 1. The act or process of conquering, or acquiring by force; the act of overcoming or subduing opposition by force, whether physical or moral; subjection; subjugation; victory.
    In joys of conquest he resigns his breath.   --Addison.
    Three years sufficed for the conquest of the country.   --Prescott.
 2. That which is conquered; possession gained by force, physical or moral.
    Wherefore rejoice? What conquest brings he home?   --Shak.
 3. Feudal Law The acquiring of property by other means than by inheritance; acquisition.
 4. The act of gaining or regaining by successful struggle; as, the conquest of liberty or peace.
 The Conquest Eng. Hist., the subjugation of England by William of Normandy in 1066.  The {Norman Conquest}.
 Syn: -- Victory; triumph; mastery; reduction; subjugation; subjection.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 Norman Conquest
      n : the invasion and settlement of England by the Normans
          following the Battle of Hastings (1066)