noun em·per·or \ˈem-pər-ər, -prər\

: a man who rules an empire

Full Definition of EMPEROR

:  the sovereign or supreme male monarch of an empire
em·per·or·ship \-ˌship\ noun

Origin 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

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Rhymes with EMPEROR

EMPERORSHIP Defined for Kids


noun em·per·or \ˈem-pər-ər\

Definition of EMPEROR for Kids

:  a man who rules an empire


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