American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latinimperium (“power, command”), from imperō (“command, order”), from im- (“form of in”) + parō (“prepare, arrange; intend”).
Imperium Sentence Examples
After the nomination, the imperium of the dictator was confirmed by a lex curiata.
During these years Commodus was associated with Marcus in the imperium, and.
But above all things the church was being criticized as an imperium in imperio, a privileged body not amenable to ordinary jurisdiction, and subservient to a foreign lordthe pope.
This temple was cared for, and the cult attended, by women only, and the same was the case at a second celebration at the beginning of December in the house of a magistrate with imperium, which became famous owing to the profanation of these mysteries by P. Clodius in 62 B.C., and the political consequences of his act.
They were to be elected for five years by seventeen of the tribes chosen by lot from the thirty-five; the imperium was to be conferred upon them by the lex curiata, together with judicial powers and the rank of praetor.