Definition of imperator
: a commander in chief or emperor of the ancient Romans
imperatorialplay \(ˌ)im-ˌper-ə-ˈtȯr-ē-əl\ adjective
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The biggest freshwater croc ever, Sarcosuchus imperator, lived 110 million years ago, grew as long as 40 feet (12 meters), and weighed up to eight metric tons (17,500 pounds).
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