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Definition of Imperial

Imperial

  1. Of or pertaining to an empire, or to an emperor; as, an imperial government; imperial authority or edict.
  2. Belonging to, or suitable to, supreme authority, or one who wields it; royal; sovereign; supreme.
  3. Of superior or unusual size or excellence; as, imperial paper; imperial tea, etc.
  4. The tuft of hair on a man's lower lip and chin; -- so called from the style of beard of Napoleon III.
  5. An outside seat on a diligence.
  6. A luggage case on the top of a coach.
  7. Anything of unusual size or excellence, as a large decanter, a kind of large photograph, a large sheet of drowing, printing, or writing paper, etc.
  8. A gold coin of Russia worth ten rubles, or about eight dollars.
  9. A kind of fine cloth brought into England from Greece. or other Eastern countries, in the Middle Ages.
  10. A game at cards differing from piquet in some minor details, and in having a trump; also, any one of several combinations of cards which score in this game.

Imperial Quotations

They have nothing in their whole imperial arsenal that can break the spirit of one Irishman who doesn't want to be broken.
Bobby Sands

Americans are not intrinsically imperial, but we ended up dominant by default: Europe disappeared after the Second World War, the Soviet Union disappeared in 1991, so here we are.
Charles Krauthammer

Though I am not imperial, and though Elizabeth may not deserve it, the Queen of England will easily deserve to have an emperor's son to marry.
Elizabeth I

The Imperial German Government will not expect the Government of the United States to omit any word or any act necessary to the performance of its sacred duty of maintaining the rights of the United States and its citizens and of safeguarding their free exercise and enjoyment.
William Jennings Bryan

Colonialism bred an innate arrogance, but when you undertake that sort of imperial adventure, that arrogance gives way to a feeling of accommodativeness. You take pride in your openness.
Wole Soyinka
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Imperial Translations

imperial in German is kaiserlich
imperial in Norwegian is keiserlig
imperial in Spanish is imperial
imperial in Swedish is kejserlig

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