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Imperia

[eem-pe-ryah] /imˈpɛ ryɑ/
noun
1.
a seaport in NW Italy.

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.
Origin of imperium
1645-1655
1645-55; < Latin: supreme administrative power, authority, empire, equivalent to imper(āre) to rule (see imperative) + -ium -ium
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Examples from the Web for Imperia
Historical Examples
  • No one but Imperia could sing like that, and when Raphael exclaimed.

    Romance of Roman Villas

    Elizabeth W. (Elizbeth Williams) Champney
  • "Do not torment yourself, Imperia," he said after a moment, as he left us.

    Romance of Roman Villas

    Elizabeth W. (Elizbeth Williams) Champney
  • But since she had known Imperia she had comprehended how such a miracle might be.

    Romance of Roman Villas

    Elizabeth W. (Elizbeth Williams) Champney
  • The lady Imperia looked after her with good-natured contempt.

    Hildegarde's Harvest Laura E. Richards
  • And I have sold three dozen of everything—was that a real offer, Imperia?

    Hildegarde's Harvest Laura E. Richards
  • Chigi held revel that night to celebrate a visit from the improvisatrice Imperia, who was on her way to Rome.

    Romance of Roman Villas

    Elizabeth W. (Elizbeth Williams) Champney
  • It was not another nightingale as I at first thought, but Imperia's voice from the laurel thicket mocking the melody.

    Romance of Roman Villas

    Elizabeth W. (Elizbeth Williams) Champney
  • But Imperia was not deceived though she feigned to believe Agostino's protestations.

    Romance of Roman Villas

    Elizabeth W. (Elizbeth Williams) Champney
  • Thus, without giving her time to reflect, we carried Margherita in Imperia's carriage to Chigi's villa.

    Romance of Roman Villas

    Elizabeth W. (Elizbeth Williams) Champney
  • A wonderful woman was this Imperia, as I was beginning to realise, though I had not yet sounded the depths of that strange nature.

    Romance of Roman Villas

    Elizabeth W. (Elizbeth Williams) Champney
British Dictionary definitions for Imperia

imperia

/ɪmˈpɪərɪə/
noun
1.
the plural of imperium

imperium

/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
Word Origin
C17: from Latin: command, empire, from imperāre to command; see emperor
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Word Origin and History for Imperia

imperium

n.

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

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