Origin of imperial1
Definition for imperial (2 of 3)
Origin of imperial2
Definition for imperial (3 of 3)
Origin of imperial3
Examples from the Web for imperial
Today, the Imperial family can be found dining at Honke Owariya upon their return from Tokyo.
Pan Am was once an imperial power in its own right, girdling the globe.
Whether the country or the courts buy into his imperial tantrum remains to be seen.With Immigration Move, Obama and the Welfare Party Strike Again|Lloyd Green|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Japan had something called the Imperial Rule Assistance Association.
It was Scottish imperial pursuits that supplied the capital needed for industry, all while concentrating wealth in fewer hands.Scotland’s ‘Yes’ Campaign and the Myth of Scottish Equality|Noah Caldwell|September 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Imperial Conference met in London in the spring of 1917.The Canadian Dominion|Oscar D. Skelton
On the contrary, His Imperial Majesty appeals to their sentiments of justice, and to the consciousness of their own dignity.The British Expedition to the Crimea|William Howard Russell
"In Caesar's name," repeated the official, who had been selected for the duty of reading the Imperial message.Serapis, Complete|Georg Ebers
Von Herbert wrote an order to the Major of the Pandours for a detachment to take the duty of the imperial apartments.Tales from Blackwood|Various
The Imperial Chancellor, on his own initiative, had summarily announced my abdication—which had not occurred yet at all!The Kaiser's Memoirs|William II, German Emperor
British Dictionary definitions for imperial (1 of 2)
- the top of a carriage, such as a diligence
- a luggage case carried there
Word Origin for imperial
British Dictionary definitions for imperial (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for imperial
late 14c., "having a commanding quality," from Old French imperial (12c.), from Latin imperialis "of the empire or emperor," from imperium (see empire). Meaning "pertaining to an empire" (especially the Roman) is from late 14c. Imperial presidency in a U.S. context traces to Arthur Schlesinger Jr.'s book on the Nixon administration (1974). Related: Imperially.