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Imperia

[eem-pe-ryah] /imˈpɛ ryɑ/
noun
1.
a seaport in NW Italy.

imperium

[im-peer-ee-uh m] /ɪmˈpɪər i əm/
noun, plural imperia
[im-peer-ee-uh] /ɪmˈpɪər i ə/ (Show IPA),
imperiums.
1.
command; supreme power.
2.
area of dominion; sphere of control or monopoly; empire.
3.
a nation having or exerting supreme power; superpower.
4.
Law. the right to command the force of the state in order to enforce the law.
Origin of imperium
1645-1655
1645-55; < Latin: supreme administrative power, authority, empire, equivalent to imper(āre) to rule (see imperative) + -ium -ium
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  • An embarrassing silence fell upon us all, broken finally by Imperia.

    Romance of Roman Villas Elizabeth W. (Elizbeth Williams) Champney
  • No one but Imperia could sing like that, and when Raphael exclaimed.

    Romance of Roman Villas Elizabeth W. (Elizbeth Williams) Champney
  • A wonderful woman was this Imperia, as I was beginning to realise, though I had not yet sounded the depths of that strange nature.

    Romance of Roman Villas Elizabeth W. (Elizbeth Williams) Champney
  • But since she had known Imperia she had comprehended how such a miracle might be.

    Romance of Roman Villas Elizabeth W. (Elizbeth Williams) Champney
  • But Imperia was not deceived though she feigned to believe Agostino's protestations.

    Romance of Roman Villas Elizabeth W. (Elizbeth Williams) Champney
  • The lady Imperia looked after her with good-natured contempt.

    Hildegarde's Harvest Laura E. Richards
  • Imperia had expressed her readiness to spend the day at Magliana, and my host desired me to select horses for the excursion.

    Romance of Roman Villas Elizabeth W. (Elizbeth Williams) Champney
  • And I have sold three dozen of everything—was that a real offer, Imperia?

    Hildegarde's Harvest Laura E. Richards
  • A lamp burned in the tiny room assigned to Margherita, and to my surprise there flitted across the window the shadow of Imperia.

    Romance of Roman Villas Elizabeth W. (Elizbeth Williams) Champney
  • Chigi held revel that night to celebrate a visit from the improvisatrice Imperia, who was on her way to Rome.

    Romance of Roman Villas Elizabeth W. (Elizbeth Williams) Champney
British Dictionary definitions for Imperia

imperia

/ɪmˈpɪərɪə/
noun
1.
the plural of imperium

imperium

/ɪmˈpɪərɪəm/
noun (pl) -ria (-rɪə)
1.
(in ancient Rome) the supreme power, held esp by consuls and emperors, to command and administer in military, judicial, and civil affairs
2.
the right to command; supreme power
3.
a less common word for empire
Word Origin
C17: from Latin: command, empire, from imperāre to command; see emperor
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Word Origin and History for Imperia

imperium

n.

1650s, from Latin imperium "command, supreme authority, power" (see empire).

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