- imperial state, authority, or system of government
- the policy and practice of forming and maintaining an empire in seeking to control raw materials and world markets by the conquest of other countries, the establishment of colonies, etc.
- the policy and practice of seeking to dominate the economic or political affairs of underdeveloped areas or weaker countries
The definition of imperialism is the practice of a larger country or government growing stronger by taking over poorer or weaker countries that have important resources.
An example of imperialism was England’s practices of colonizing India.
- The extension of a nation's authority by territorial acquisition or by the establishment of economic and political dominance over other nations.
- A political doctrine or system promoting such extension of authority.
- A unified and theoretically coherent female imperialism was never on offer.
- There were compromises with British imperialism, no matter what the price, to lull the Indian masses with hopes of reforms.
- Thus by the hand of Richelieu a union against Austrian imperialism was effected between the Bavarian Catholics and the Protestants who dominated in central and northern Germany.
- After the war with Spain Reed broke with the administration on the issue of imperialism.
- Imperialism, which had been excited by Lord Beaconsfields policy in 1878, and by the prospect of a war with a great European power, fell into discredit when it degenerated into a fresh expedition into Afghanistan, and an inglorious war with a savage African tribe.