Origin of emperor
Examples from the Web for emperor
At times, Mario Cuomo seemed to have the humility of a Jesuit and the goals of an emperor.
That is, of course, unless one has something new to say about the French emperor.
The problem, as many an emperor could confirm, is that culminating points are easiest to identify in retrospect.
He also eventually comes around, killing the Emperor and saving his son, Luke.The 13 Coolest Movie Dads: ‘Taken,’ ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Die Hard,’ and More|Marlow Stern|June 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The council concluded with the emperor Constantine insisting that the bishops come to an agreement over the wording of the creed.Plotting Nicea III Could Be Pope Francis's Masterstroke|Candida Moss|June 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Emperor rode thither in haste, while Mahommed betook himself to the shore of the sea.The Prince of India, Volume II|Lew. Wallace
I placed it on the grass some distance away, while the Emperor followed me, utterly astounded at the discovery.The Secrets of Potsdam|William Le Queux
At last it happened that the Emperor came upon a book which said this, and he at once sent for his Chamberlain.Stories to Tell Children|Sara Cone Bryant
Terrified by Josephine's condition, the emperor hurried to Paris, and sent his own physician to inquire after her condition.Queen Hortense|L. Mhlbach
This king despatched a return embassy to Fu-nan and his ambassadors met there an official sent by the Emperor of China.
British Dictionary definitions for emperor
Word Origin for emperor
Word Origin and History for emperor
early 13c., from Old French empereor (accusative; nominative emperere; Modern French empereur), from Latin imperiatorem (nominative imperiator) "commander, emperor," from past participle stem of imperare "to command" (see empire).
Originally a title conferred by vote of the Roman army on a successful general, later by the Senate on Julius and Augustus Caesar and adopted by their successors except Tiberius and Claudius. In the Middle Ages, applied to rulers of China, Japan, etc.; only non-historical European application in English was to the Holy Roman Emperors (who in German documents are called kaiser), from late 13c., until in 1804 Napoleon took the title "Emperor of the French."