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noun [countable] British English pronunciation: empire /ˈempaɪə(r)/ 
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  1. 1
    a number of countries ruled by one person or government

    the Ottoman Empire

    the collapse of the Soviet empire

  2. 2
    a large powerful group of companies ruled by one person or company

    his international media empire

This is the British English definition of empire. View American English definition of empire