imperial

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[ im-peer-ee-uhl ]
/ ɪmˈpɪər i əl /

adjective

noun

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Origin of imperial

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1325–75; Middle English < Late Latin imperiālis, equivalent to Latin imperi(um) imperium + -ālis -al1; replacing Middle English emperial < Middle French < Late Latin, as above

SYNONYMS FOR imperial

OTHER WORDS FROM imperial

im·pe·ri·al·ly, adverbim·pe·ri·al·ness, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH imperial

imperative imperial imperious
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British Dictionary definitions for imperially (1 of 2)

imperial
/ (ɪmˈpɪərɪəl) /

adjective

noun

Derived forms of imperial

imperially, adverbimperialness, noun

Word Origin for imperial

C14: from Late Latin imperiālis, from Latin imperium command, authority, empire

British Dictionary definitions for imperially (2 of 2)

Imperial
/ (ɪmˈpɪərɪəl) /

adjective

(sometimes not capital) of or relating to a specified empire, such as the British Empire

noun

a supporter or soldier of the Holy Roman Empire
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