Cortes

Cor"tes

(kr"ts), n. pl. [Sp. & Pg., fr. corte court.] The legislative assembly, composed of nobility, clergy, and representatives of cities, which in Spain and in Portugal answers, in some measure, to the Parliament of Great Britain.
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Cor"tes Ge*ra"es

(?). [Pg.] See Legislature, Portugal.
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Cor"tex

(kr"tks), n.;
pl. Cortices (-t-sz).
[L., bark. Cf. Cork.] 1. Bark, as of a tree; hence, an outer covering.
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2. (Med.) Bark; rind; specifically, cinchona bark.
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3. (Anat.) The outer or superficial part of an organ; as, the cortex or gray exterior substance of the brain.
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