Usage note
This word must be preceded by the definite article.
proper noun
1. (Spanish politics) (Spain) 
a. Parliament (in Madrid) 
El presidente ya había decidido disolver las Cortes.The president had already decided to dissolve Parliament.
b. regional assembly (of an autonomous region) 
Hubo varios incidentes en las calles anexas a las Cortes.There were several incidents in the streets around the regional assembly.
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