empery

[ em-puh-ree ]
/ ˈɛm pə ri /

noun, plural em·per·ies.

absolute dominion; sovereignty.

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Origin of empery

1250–1300; Middle English emperie<Anglo-French <Latin imperium mastery, sovereignty, empire, equivalent to imper(āre) to rule (see emperor) + -ium-ium
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British Dictionary definitions for empery

empery
/ (ˈɛmpərɪ) /

noun plural -peries

archaic dominion or power; empire

Word Origin for empery

C13 (in the sense: the status of an emperor): from Anglo-French emperie, from Latin imperium power; see empire
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