Definition of Converso

1. Noun. (medieval Spain and Portugal) a Jew or Moor who professed to convert to Christianity in order to avoid persecution or expulsion.

Generic synonyms: Convert
Specialized synonyms: Marrano



Definition of Converso

1. Noun. (history) A Jew in Spain or Portugal who converted to Roman Catholicism under duress, particularly during the 14th and 15th centuries. ¹

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Definition of Converso

1. a Jew who converted to Christianity [n -SOS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Converso

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Literary usage of Converso

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1. Publications by English Historical Society (1842)
"... quod ei pridem fecerat ; et rex e converso cepit in manu sua omina jura comitis Britanni« in Anglia, et honores ad ilium spec- tantes. ..."

2. Roger of Wendover's Flowers of History: Comprising the History of England by Matthew Paris, Roger (1842)
"... quod ei pridem fecerat ; et rex e converso cepit in manu sua omnia jura comitis Britanniae in Anglia, et honores ad illum spec- tantes. ..."

3. A Law Dictionary Containing Definitions of the Terms and Phrases of American by Henry Campbell Black (1910)
"... a major! ad minus negative non valet; valet e converso. Ал argument from the greater to the less is of no force negatively ; affirmatively it is. Jenk. ..."

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