Pan Am was once an imperial power in its own right, girdling the globe.
As for the US, its imperial foray lasted barely more than a decade.
But these previous invaders sought colonial or imperial dominance of one sort or another.
Obama may not be an imperialist, but he has fortified the imperial presidency as George W. Bush created it.
Taniguchi assured Onoda that the imperial command has ceased all combat activity and he should lay down his arms.
They had no definite views at present on the subject of imperial Federation.
It was a large room in a building not far from the imperial palace.
The "imperial," to which Hertha went every morning, was a high-grade shop.
“Oh, it does not matter,” answered Master Rudolph with imperial unconcern.
To this he had nothing to reply, and I saw that this imperial visit was a sore subject with my entertainers.
late 14c., "having a commanding quality," from Old French imperial (12c.), from Latin imperialis "of the empire or emperor," from imperium (see empire). Meaning "pertaining to an empire" (especially the Roman) is from late 14c. Imperial presidency in a U.S. context traces to Arthur Schlesinger Jr.'s book on the Nixon administration (1974). Related: Imperially.