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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n imperium supreme authority; absolute dominion
    • n imperium the domain ruled by an emperor or empress; the region over which imperial dominion is exercised
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Imperium Supreme power; absolute dominion; empire.
    • Imperium (Law) The right to command, which includes the right to employ the force of the state to enforce the laws. It is one of the principal attributes of the executive power.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n imperium In Roman antiquity, a military chief command; specifically, the authority to command the national military forces, conferred by a special law upon a general or upon the governor of a province. See imperator.
    • n imperium Empire; an empire
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Imperium a military chief command: empire
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. See Empire
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. imperialisimperium, sovereignty.


In literature:

Tiberius said to Galba, Tu quoque, Galba, degustabis imperium.
"Essays" by Francis Bacon
Probably he thinks of nothing apart from his mine; of his 'Imperium in Imperio.
"Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard" by Joseph Conrad
Hoc est utile, hoc civile imperium.
"De Bello Catilinario et Jugurthino" by Caius Sallustii Crispi (Sallustius)
Imperium suapte sponte corruit.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
Te decet laus, te decet imperium, tibi virtus et gloria in saecula saeculorum, Amen.
"Primitive Christian Worship" by James Endell Tyler
Ipsum dictatio publica, ipsum consilia nostra poscebant; et labore ejus actum est ne laboraret imperium.
"The Letters of Cassiodorus" by Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator)
The Patricians thus had it in their power to nullify the election of the Centuries by refusing the Imperium.
"A Smaller History of Rome" by William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
I shall be delighted to welcome a fellow-member of the Imperium.
"Tristram of Blent" by Anthony Hope
Cairo, he held to be the centre of the Mahomedan doctrine and the pivotal point of our great Mahomedan Imperium.
"Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2" by Ian Hamilton
Ipse Darium regem constituit, benevolens imperium obtulit.
"Chips From A German Workshop - Volume I" by Friedrich Max Müller
And now there was but her choice to be made, and the imperium would descend on the noblest head that had ever worn a crown.
""Unto Caesar"" by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
Knights are granted arms and may use "Knight of the Imperium" (abbreviated KI) with their names.
"Concordance" by Ann Wilson
Leges et arma in promptu habes, illae regunt, haec tuentur imperium.
"Notes and Queries, Number 214, December 3, 1853" by Various
Several other circumstances tended to strengthen the imperium of the church.
"Roman Catholicism in Spain" by Anonymous
Imperium Orientale, sive Antiquitates Constantinopolitanae.
"Byzantine Churches in Constantinople" by Alexander Van Millingen
I am with Miss Julia Wainwright; she's with us at the Imperium.
"Mummery" by Gilbert Cannan
Without having laboured and fought we should overnight enter upon a joint control of the greatest imperium the world has seen.
"American World Policies" by Walter E. Weyl
Praefatus itaque Wermundus usque ad senium regni sui gubernabat imperium; adeo tandem aetate consumptus, ut oculi eius prae senio caligarent.
"Beowulf" by R. W. Chambers
IMPERIUM ET LIBERTAS (L.), empire and liberty.
"Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)" by Various
Insula splendidior vestit mea, tempora latum Possideo imperium, multi mea jura tremiscunt.
"The Dance of Death" by Francis Douce

In news:

These dolls from Wilde Imagination's Imperium Park help SciFi collectors to better grasp the collective logic behind quantum physics.
Job For A Cowboy Streaming New Song, " Imperium Wolves".
Imperium 's Ultrasound Imaging Camera used by US Navy.
Harris's "Imperium," however, fails to engage in what should have been an equally fascinating treatment of Cicero.