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This, too, is an ancient Japanese tradition, dating back to one of its emperors, a way of preserving the past, acknowledging its fractures and cracks.
The ousted Park's replacement as president, Moon Jae-in, was elected on hopes his administration would end cozy ties between government and business and end the emperor-like rule of chaebol families.
But 2018 better look better than 14, 15, 16 and 17, lest the emperor be seen as wearing no clothes.
Eclipses were also signs pointing to the future of the emperor.
After a tumultuous half century of revolts and pacification, the emperor Augustus granted Vienne the status of colonia and its inhabitants citizenship.
Meanwhile, France appears to have made a socially liberal, business-friendly technocrat its emperor.
Among those species is the emperor goose, which the environmental assessment describes as possibly the rarest goose species in North America.
The benefit of the doubt would surely have worn out by now if this were a naked emperor situation.
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Did You Know?
The words emperor, caesar, czar, and Kaiser all go back to one source: the title of the first Roman emperor, Imperator Caesar Augustus. Augustus was the adopted son of the Roman general and ruler Julius Caesar and he took the name Caesar as part of his official name. Later Roman emperors did the same, and thus caesar came to mean “an emperor of Rome.” The word caesar was borrowed into German and other Germanic languages as Kaiser, which is how we get the word kaiser for “a ruler in Germany.” Through the Russian word tsar, which also came from kaiser, we got our word czar, meaning “a ruler in Russia.” The word emperor can be traced through French to Latin imperator. Imperator was a title given to great Roman generals and meant “commander,” from the verb imperare “to command.”
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: a man who rules an empire
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