- an absolute or supreme ruler.
- (in Imperial Rome) emperor.
- (in Republican Rome) a temporary title accorded a victorious general.
Origin of imperator
Related Words for imperatorking, monarch, emperor, czar, sultan, shah, majesty, queen, empress, mogul, kaiser, prince, baron, royal, sovereign, potentate, lord, dame, tycoon, baroness
Examples from the Web for imperator
Historical Examples of imperator
The praefect himself, mayhap, would bid for her, or the imperator's agents!"Unto Caesar"
Baroness Emmuska Orczy
As for this man—this imperator—why should I there wreak my vengeance upon him?
If tsar have this origin, it will be synonymous with imperator, emperor.
May my ears be cropped if the Imperator's melancholy and misanthropy are so intense!
The Imperator had appeared as Dionysus, especially to the Athenians.
- (in imperial Rome) a title of the emperor
- (in republican Rome) a temporary title of honour bestowed upon a victorious general
- a less common word for emperor
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.