- a seaport in NW Italy.
- command; supreme power.
- area of dominion; sphere of control or monopoly; empire.
- a nation having or exerting supreme power; superpower.
- Law. the right to command the force of the state in order to enforce the law.
Origin of imperium
Related Words for imperiaright, weight, rule, jurisdiction, influence, clout, leadership, authority, privilege, management, sovereignty, prestige, strength, law, superpower, birthright, predominance, supremacy, say-so, paramountcy
Examples from the Web for imperia
Historical Examples of imperia
No one but Imperia could sing like that, and when Raphael exclaimed.
"Do not torment yourself, Imperia," he said after a moment, as he left us.
But since she had known Imperia she had comprehended how such a miracle might be.
The lady Imperia looked after her with good-natured contempt.
And I have sold three dozen of everything—was that a real offer, Imperia?
- the plural of imperium
- (in ancient Rome) the supreme power, held esp by consuls and emperors, to command and administer in military, judicial, and civil affairs
- the right to command; supreme power
- a less common word for empire
Word Origin for imperium
1650s, from Latin imperium "command, supreme authority, power" (see empire).