Imperium



[im-peer-ee-uh m] /ɪmˈpɪər i əm/

noun, plural imperia
[im-peer-ee-uh] /ɪmˈpɪər i ə/ (Show IPA), imperiums.
1.
command; supreme power.
2.
area of dominion; sphere of control or monopoly; empire.
3.
a nation having or exerting supreme power; superpower.
4.
Law. the right to command the force of the state in order to enforce the law.
/ɪmˈpɪərɪəm/
noun (pl) -ria (-rɪə)
1.
(in ancient Rome) the supreme power, held esp by consuls and emperors, to command and administer in military, judicial, and civil affairs
2.
the right to command; supreme power
3.
a less common word for empire
n.

1650s, from Latin imperium “command, supreme authority, power” (see empire).

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