imperatorial

imperator

[im-puh-rah-ter, -rah-tawr, -rey-ter]
noun
1.
an absolute or supreme ruler.
2.
(in Imperial Rome) emperor.
3.
(in Republican Rome) a temporary title accorded a victorious general.

Origin:
1570–80; < Latin imperātor; see emperor

imperatorial [im-per-uh-tawr-ee-uhl, -tohr-] , adjective
imperatorially, adverb
imperatorship, noun
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imperator (ˌɪmpəˈrɑːtɔː)
 
n
1.  a.  (in imperial Rome) a title of the emperor
 b.  (in republican Rome) a temporary title of honour bestowed upon a victorious general
2.  a less common word for emperor
 
[C16: from Latin: commander, from imperāre to command]
 
imperatorial
 
adj
 
impera'torially
 
adv
 
impe'ratorship
 
n

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