Imperium meaning

ĭm-pîr'ē-əm
Absolute rule; supreme power.
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A sphere of power or dominion; an empire.
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Supreme power; absolute authority or rule; imperial sovereignty.
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The right of a state to use force in maintaining the law.
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Supreme power; dominion.
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The right to command the force of the state, sovereignty.
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Origin of imperium

  • Latin empire
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin imperium (“power, command”), from imperō (“command, order”), from im- (“form of in”) + parō (“prepare, arrange; intend”).
    From Wiktionary