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emperor

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noun em·per·or \ˈem-pər-ər, -prər\

Simple Definition of emperor

  • : a man who rules an empire

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of emperor

  1. :  the sovereign or supreme male monarch of an empire

emperorship

play \-ˌship\ noun

Origin and Etymology of emperor

Middle English, from Anglo-French emperur, from Latin imperator, literally, commander, from imperare to command, from in- + parare to prepare, order — more at pare


First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with emperor


EMPEROR Defined for Kids

emperor

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noun em·per·or \ˈem-pər-ər\

Definition of emperor for Students

  1. :  a man who rules an empire





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