Origin of empire
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Empire will be hate-watched and may set off some conversations on its way from fading from our minds.‘Empire’ Review: Hip-Hop Musical Chairs with an Insane Soap Opera Twist|Judnick Mayard|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The Virologist By Andrew Marantz, New Yorker How a young entrepreneur built an empire by repackaging memes.The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Dec 29-Jan 4, 2014|William Boot|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Another rumor that has existed since before The Empire Strikes Back was released.Juiciest ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Rumors (and Some Debunked Ones)|Rich Goldstein|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In the midst of the Michael Savage drama, the Talk Radio Network empire entered into another major lawsuit.
A sold-out crowd of 800 (mostly) women packed the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre in San Antonio to take part in the event.
They brought with them from the old colonies their educational traditions and their devotion to the flag of the Empire.Ryerson Memorial Volume|J. George Hodgins
All these are matters of interest to every house and family in the empire.
Brut'tium is the modern Cala'bria, and received that name when the ancient province was wrested from the empire.Pinnock's Improved Edition of Dr. Goldsmith's History of Rome|Oliver Goldsmith
Bayezid next turned his attention to Asia Minor, where he was mainly ambitious to add to his Empire.The Turkish Empire, its Growth and Decay|Lord Eversley
The empire did not encourage literature, it silenced philosophy, and oppressed the talent that did not glorify itself.The Women of the French Salons|Amelia Gere Mason
British Dictionary definitions for empire (1 of 2)
Word Origin for empire
British Dictionary definitions for empire (2 of 2)
noun the Empire
- the period of imperial rule in France from 1804 to 1815 under Napoleon Bonaparte
- Also called: Second Empire the period from 1852 to 1870 when Napoleon III ruled as emperor
Word Origin and History for empire
early 14c., from Old French empire "rule, authority, kingdom, imperial rule," from Latin imperium "rule, command," from imperare "to command," from im- "in" (see in- (2)) + parare "to order, prepare" (see pare).
Not etymologically restricted to "territory ruled by an emperor," but used that way. The Empire, meaning "the British Empire," first recorded 1772 (it officially devolved into "The Commonwealth" in 1931); before that it meant the Holy Roman Empire (1670s). Empire style (especially in reference to a style of dresses with high waistlines) is 1869, from the Second Empire "rule of Napoleon III of France" (1852-70). New York has been called the Empire State since 1834.