CONVERSOS, designation used in Christian Spain and Portugal for Moorish or Jewish converts to Christianity. It was sometimes applied also to their descendants. Unlike the epithets marranos , alboraycos , or tornadizos, the term Conversos has no derogatory implications.

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

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