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imperator

[ im-puh-rah-ter, -rah-tawr, -rey-ter ]
/ ˌɪm pəˈrɑ tər, -ˈrɑ tɔr, -ˈreɪ tər /
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noun
an absolute or supreme ruler.
(in Imperial Rome) emperor.
(in Republican Rome) a temporary title accorded a victorious general.
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Origin of imperator

1570–80; <Latin imperātor;see emperor

OTHER WORDS FROM imperator

im·per·a·to·ri·al [im-per-uh-tawr-ee-uhl, -tohr-], /ɪmˌpɛr əˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/, adjectiveim·per·a·to·ri·al·ly, adverbim·pe·ra·tor·ship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for imperator

imperator
/ (ˌɪmpəˈrɑːtɔː) /

noun
  1. (in imperial Rome) a title of the emperor
  2. (in republican Rome) a temporary title of honour bestowed upon a victorious general
a less common word for emperor

Derived forms of imperator

imperatorial (ɪmˌpɛrəˈtɔːrɪəl), adjectiveimperatorially, adverbimperatorship, noun

Word Origin for imperator

C16: from Latin: commander, from imperāre to command
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