postimperial

adjective
post·​im·​pe·​ri·​al | \ ˌpōst-im-ˈpir-ē-əl How to pronounce postimperial (audio) \

Definition of postimperial

: of, relating to, or occurring in the period following the dissolution of an empire postimperial Britain Although the postwar system of international relations was not static, it is right to call it postimperial.— Robert Skidelsky

Examples of postimperial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Against this harsh reality, the submarine deal appears to reflect a declining superpower, riven by internal discord and imperiled by democratic collapse, leading a diminished postimperial power down a cul-de-sac of geopolitical irrelevance. Jonathan Stevenson, The New York Review of Books, 13 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of postimperial

1836, in the meaning defined above

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“Postimperial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/postimperial. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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