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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English, from Old French, from Latin imperium, inperium (command, control, dominion, sovereignty, a dominion, empire), from imperare, inperare (to command, order), from in (in, on) + parare (to make ready, order).

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empire (plural empires)

  1. A political unit having an extensive territory or comprising a number of territories or nations and ruled by a single supreme authority.
  2. A political unit that controls at least one kingdom under its vassalage.
  3. A group of states or other territories that owe allegiance to a foreign power.
  4. A state ruled by an emperor.
  5. An expansive and wealthy corporation.
    the McDonald's fast food empire

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AdjectiveEdit

empire (not comparable)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of Empire

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EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *implīre, present active infinitive of *impliō, from Latin impleō.

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empire

  1. (transitive, obsolete) to fill, to overflow

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French, from Latin imperium, inperium (command, control, dominion, sovereignty, a dominion, empire), from imperare, inperare (to command, order), from in (in, on) + parare (to make ready, order).

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empire (plural empires)

  1. empire

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Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin imperium, inperium (command, control, dominion, sovereignty, a dominion, empire), from imperare, inperare (to command, order), from in (in, on) + parare (to make ready, order).

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empire m (oblique plural empires, nominative singular empires, nominative plural empire)

  1. empire

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