empery

noun
em·​pery | \ ˈem-p(ə-)rē How to pronounce empery (audio) \
plural emperies

Definition of empery

: wide dominion : empire

First Known Use of empery

1533, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for empery

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

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“Empery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/empery. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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