Imperia

Imperia

[eem-pe-ryah]
noun
a seaport in NW Italy.
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imperium

[im-peer-ee-uhm]
noun, plural imperia [im-peer-ee-uh] , 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:
1645–55; < Latin: supreme administrative power, authority, empire, equivalent to imper(āre) to rule (see imperative) + -ium -ium

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imperia (ɪmˈpɪərɪə)
 
n
the plural of imperium

imperium (ɪmˈpɪərɪəm)
 
n , pl -ria
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
 
[C17: from Latin: command, empire, from imperāre to command; see emperor]

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