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MORISCOS

Spanish Moslems and their descendants, allowed to remain in Spain under pretense of conversion to Christianity. Hostile to their conquerors, they revolted under Philip II and, after defeat (1567-70), were first transplanted to the interior and finally expelled from Spain in 1609 by Philip III. (Etym. Spanish moro, Moor.)

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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