- absolute dominion; sovereignty.
Origin of empery
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Examples from the Web for empery
So also is there a peculiar happiness in the use of "empery."Oscar Wilde
Leonard Cresswell Ingleby
A lady So fair, and fastened to an empery, Would make the great'st king double.
That was in the day of his lust for power and life, when her empery seemed equal in degree to his.
They seemed to be saying, defiantly perhaps, that they could cry if they would, but they had other modes of empery.
- archaic dominion or power; empire
C13 (in the sense: the status of an emperor): from Anglo-French emperie, from Latin imperium power; see empire
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