imperator

noun im·pe·ra·tor \ ˌim-pə-ˈrä-tər , -ˌtȯr \

Definition of imperator

: a commander in chief or emperor of the ancient Romans

imperatorial

play \(ˌ)im-ˌper-ə-ˈtȯr-ē-əl\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of imperator

Latin — more at emperor


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