empery

empery

[em-puh-ree]
noun, plural emperies.
absolute dominion; sovereignty.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English emperie < Anglo-French < Latin imperium mastery, sovereignty, empire, equivalent to imper(āre) to rule (see emperor) + -ium -ium

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empery (ˈɛmpərɪ)
 
n , pl -peries
archaic dominion or power; empire
 
[C13 (in the sense: the status of an emperor): from Anglo-French emperie, from Latin imperium power; see empire]

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