em·​pery ˈem-p(ə-)rē How to pronounce empery (audio)
plural emperies
: wide dominion : empire

Word History


Middle English emperie, borrowed from Anglo-French emperie, empirie, probably altered from empire empire, with the addition of the suffix -ie -y entry 2

First Known Use

1533, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of empery was in 1533

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Cite this Entry

“Empery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/empery. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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