This position paper will describe the intended use of De. scription Logics (DLs) in a particular conceptual information retrieval system, the Condorcet system. First the Condorcet system is introduced, focusing on knowledge representational and reasoning aspects and criteria. Second, based on these requirements, we will argue that DLs are particularly promising candidates for knowledge representation and reasoning in a "real" and knowledgeintensive application like the Condorcet system. Last I will summarize my interest in DLs and the DL workshop.