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Definition of "converso" [converso]

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

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Use "converso" in a sentence
  • "Interestingly, it's almost hip now to claim converso ancestry, and there has been something of a movement among people claiming converso ancestry to "reconvert" -- or restore themselves -- to the faith of their very distant fathers."
  • "I wasn't aware of similar pro-converso sentiment in Mexico."
  • "For example, poor Jewish men and women sometimes came to converso homes requesting alms."