Imperial Definition

Of an empire.
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Of a country having control or sovereignty over other countries or colonies.
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Of, or having the rank of, an emperor or empress.
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Having supreme authority; sovereign.
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Majestic; august.
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A supporter or a soldier of any of the Holy Roman emperors.
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The roof or top of a coach, or a luggage case carried on it.
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An article of great size or superior quality.
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A size of writing paper measuring 23 by 31 inches (in England, 22 by 30 or 32 inches)
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A pointed tuft of beard on the lower lip and chin.
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  • imperial beard

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Origin of Imperial

  • From Old French imperial, from Latin imperiālis (“of the empire or emperor, imperial”), from imperium (“empire, imperial government”) + -ālis, from imperō (“command, order”), from im- (“form of in”) + parō (“prepare, arrange; intend”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin imperiālis from imperium command empire N., sense 5, after the beard of Napoleon III

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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