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Definition of 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

Obama is a tyrant the same way FDR was a tyrant. He has a view of presidential power that states: the government is in control of the country, and the president is in charge of the government. He's taken an imperial view of the presidency.
David Mamet

I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.
Queen Elizabeth II

There are occasionally eureka moments - off the top of my head, maybe Darth Vader's theme, you know, the imperial march.
John Williams

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

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
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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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