Definition of Empire. Meaning of Empire. Synonyms of Empire

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Definition of Empire

Empire
Empire Em"pire, n. [F., fr. L. imperium a command, sovereignty, dominion, empire, fr. imperare. See Emperor; cf. Imperial.] 1. Supreme power; sovereignty; sway; dominion. ``The empire of the sea.' --Shak. Over hell extend His empire, and with iron scepter rule. --Milton. 2. The dominion of an emperor; the territory or countries under the jurisdiction and dominion of an emperor (rarely of a king), usually of greater extent than a kingdom, always comprising a variety in the nationality of, or the forms of administration in, constituent and subordinate portions; as, the Austrian empire. Empire carries with it the idea of a vast and complicated government. --C. J. Smith. 3. Any dominion; supreme control; governing influence; rule; sway; as, the empire of mind or of reason. ``Under the empire of facts.' --M. Arnold. Another force which, in the Middle Ages, shared with chivalry the empire over the minds of men. --A. W. Ward. Celestial empire. See under Celestial. Empire City, a common designation of the city of New York. Empire State, a common designation of the State of New York. Syn: Sway; dominion; rule; control; reign; sovereignty; government; kingdom; realm; state.

Meaning of Empire from wikipedia

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- The Mughal Empire was an early modern Indo-Muslim empire in South Asia. At its peak, the empire stretched from the outer fringes of the Indus River Basin...
- The Roman Empire was the post-Republican state of ancient Rome. It is generally understood to mean the period and territory ruled by the Romans following...
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