Imperial meaning

ĭm-pîr'ē-əl
The definition of imperial is something magnificent, domineering or related to an empire.

A royal government with control over an empire is an example of an imperial government.

A person with a domineering and controlling manner is an example of someone who would be described as having an imperial personality.

A mansion that is magnificent and impresses everyone is an example of an imperial mansion.

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Having supreme authority; sovereign.
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An emperor or empress.
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A variable size of paper, usually 23 by 33 inches (55.8 by 83.8 centimeters).
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Of, or having the rank of, an emperor or empress.
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Imperious.
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Regal; majestic.
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Ruling over extensive territories or over colonies or dependencies.

Imperial nations.

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Outstanding in size or quality.
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Of or belonging to the British Imperial System of weights and measures.
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The top of a carriage.
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Something outstanding in size or quality.
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A pointed beard grown from the lower lip and chin.
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Of an empire.
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Of a country having control or sovereignty over other countries or colonies.
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Having supreme authority; sovereign.
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Of great size or superior quality.
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Of or pertaining to the Commonwealth.
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According to the standard of weights and measures set by British law and used in Great Britain, Canada, and some other countries.
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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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Related to an empire, emperor, or empress.
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Relating to the British imperial system of measurement.
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A bottle of wine (usually Bordeaux) containing 6 liters of fluid, eight times the volume of a standard bottle.
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(paper, printing) A printing-paper size measuring 30 inches x 22 inches.
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Of, relating to, or suggestive of an empire or a sovereign, especially an emperor or empress.

Imperial rule; the imperial palace.

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Majestic; august.
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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”).