Emperice
Emperice Em"per*ice, n. An empress. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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  • emperice — obs. form of empress …   Useful english dictionary

  • Empress — Em press, n. [OE. empress, emperice, OF. empereis, empereris, fr. L. imperatrix, fem. of imperator. See {Emperor}.] 1. The consort of an emperor. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A female sovereign. [1913 Webster] 3. A sovereign mistress. Empress of my… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Empress cloth — Empress Em press, n. [OE. empress, emperice, OF. empereis, empereris, fr. L. imperatrix, fem. of imperator. See {Emperor}.] 1. The consort of an emperor. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A female sovereign. [1913 Webster] 3. A sovereign mistress. Empress… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • empress — noun Etymology: Middle English emperice, from Anglo French, feminine of emperur emperor Date: 12th century 1. the wife or widow of an emperor 2. a woman who is the sovereign or supreme monarch of an empire …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • C — is the third letter in the Latin alphabet. Its name in English is spelled cee or occasionally ce (pronEng|siː). [ C Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition (1989); Merriam Webster s Third New International Dictionary of the English Language,… …   Wikipedia

  • empress — /em pris/, n. 1. a female ruler of an empire. 2. the consort of an emperor. [1125 75; ME emperice, emperesse < AF; OF emperesse, empereriz < L imperatricem, acc. of imperatrix, fem. of imperator. See EMPEROR, TRIX] Usage. See ess. * * * …   Universalium

  • empress — mid 12c., emperice, from O.Fr. emperesse, fem. of emperere (see EMPEROR (Cf. emperor)). Queen Victoria in 1876 became one as Empress of India …   Etymology dictionary

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