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adjective [usually before noun] imperial pronunciation in American English /ɪmˈpɪriəl/
  1. 1
    relating to an empire (=the rule of one country over several other countries)

    imperial power/expansion/domination

    Britain's imperial past

    1. a.
      relating to an emperor or empress who is the ruler of an empire

      the imperial family/court

      an imperial decree

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