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imperium

[ im-peer-ee-uhm ]
/ 瑟m藞p瑟蓹r i 蓹m /
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noun, plural im路pe路ri路a [im-peer-ee-uh], /瑟m藞p瑟蓹r i 蓹/, im路pe路ri路ums.
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.
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Origin of imperium

1645鈥55; <Latin: supreme administrative power, authority, empire, equivalent to imper(膩re) to rule (see imperative) + -ium-ium
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British Dictionary definitions for imperium

imperium
/ (瑟m藞p瑟蓹r瑟蓹m) /

noun plural -ria (-r瑟蓹)
(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

C17: from Latin: command, empire, from imper膩re to command; see emperor
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