noun, plural im·pe·ri·a [im-peer-ee-uh] /ɪmˈpɪər i ə/, im·pe·ri·ums.
Origin of imperium
Examples from the Web for imperium
Boehner has no sense of imperium, and no apparent ability to threaten or intimidate rank-and-file members into falling in line.Fiscal Cliff Vote Fails Due to Republican Theology on Taxes|Daniel Gross|December 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And Pandit never ruled with the imperium that used to come with this office.Citi CEO Vikram Pandit Unexpectedly Quits—Let the Conspiracy Theories Begin|Daniel Gross, Matthew Zeitlin|October 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
To restore the original commerce between man and nature, and to recover the imperium hominis, is the grand object of all science.
"Womanhood seems to be organized as a sort of imperium in imperio in your system," I said.Looking Backward|Edward Bellamy
Each retained this mark of sovereign power (Imperium) for a month at a time.
The clergy had held for many centuries an imperium in imperio.The Divorce of Catherine of Aragon|J.A. Froude
It was difficult to reconcile the unity of the imperium with the multiplicity of kings.The Unity of Civilization|Various
noun plural -ria (-rɪə)
Word Origin for imperium
1650s, from Latin imperium "command, supreme authority, power" (see empire).