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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How to use imperium in a sentence
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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Obtenditur Regin imperium, interponitur etiam Gubernatoris auctoritas.
Walk down to the imperium with me, Harry, and have a bit of lunch.Tristram of Blent | Anthony Hope
That same afternoon he went over to the imperium to vote at the election of members.Tristram of Blent | Anthony Hope
British Dictionary definitions for 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
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