The power or character of an emperor; imperial authority; the spirit of empire.
The policy, practice, or advocacy of seeking, or acquiescing in, the extension of the control, dominion, or empire of a nation, as by the acquirement of new, esp. distant, territory or dependencies, or by the closer union of parts more or less independent of each other for operations of war, copyright, internal commerce, etc.
If it were necessary to give the briefest possible definition of imperialism, we should have to say that imperialism is the monopoly stage of capitalism. Vladimir Lenin
As a black woman, my politics and political affiliation are bound up with and flow from participation in my people's struggle for liberation, and with the fight of oppressed people all over the world against American imperialism. Angela Davis
So long as there is imperialism in the world, a permanent peace is impossible. Hassan Nasrallah
Like a cyclone, imperialism spins across the globe; militarism crushes peoples and sucks their blood like a vampire. Karl Liebknecht
The truth is that neither British nor American imperialism was or is idealistic. It has always been driven by economic or strategic interests. Charley Reese