Origin of imperator
Examples from the Web for imperator
The Imperator had a bandage drawn across his forehead, but otherwise he seemed none the worse for his recent danger.
The new title of Imperator was explained to mean something very diabolical.Russia|Donald Mackenzie Wallace
Doubtless there was stern work awaiting the Imperator there, but what of it?
One of his titles was "imperator," or commander of the army, a word from which our word "emperor" comes.Introductory American History|Henry Eldridge Bourne
It was a big job, placing the Imperator in commission for the first time by American Navalmen.
British Dictionary definitions for imperator
- (in imperial Rome) a title of the emperor
- (in republican Rome) a temporary title of honour bestowed upon a victorious general
Word Origin for imperator
Word Origin and History for imperator
"commander-in-chief," Latin agent noun from stem of imperare "to command" (see imperative). In the Roman republic, a commander; in the Roman Empire, the emperor.