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empress

noun em·press \ˈem-prəs\

: the wife or widow of an emperor

: a woman who rules an empire

Full Definition of EMPRESS

1
:  the wife or widow of an emperor
2
:  a woman who is the sovereign or supreme monarch of an empire

Examples of EMPRESS

  1. the Emperor and Empress of Japan
  2. Catherine the Great was Empress of Russia.

Origin of EMPRESS

Middle English emperice, from Anglo-French, feminine of emperur emperor
First Known Use: 12th century
EMPRESS Defined for Kids

empress

noun em·press \ˈem-prəs\

Definition of EMPRESS for Kids

1
:  a woman who rules an empire
2
:  the wife of an emperor

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