empery
noun (plural emperies) Etymology: Middle English emperie, from Anglo-French — more at empire Date: 1533 wide dominion ; empire

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  • Empery — Em per*y, n. [L. imperium, influenced by OF. emperie, empire. See {Empire}.] Empire; sovereignty; dominion. [Archaic] Shak. [1913 Webster] Struggling for my woman s empery. Mrs. Browning. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • empery — index dominion (supreme authority) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • empery — [em′pər ē] n. pl. emperies [ME & OFr emperie < L imperium < imperare: see EMPEROR] Old Poet. 1. the sovereignty of an emperor; empire 2. broad dominion or authority …   English World dictionary

  • empery — /em peuh ree/, n., pl. emperies. absolute dominion; sovereignty. [1250 1300; ME emperie < AF < L imperium mastery, sovereignty, empire, equiv. to imper(are) to rule (see EMPEROR) + ium IUM] * * * …   Universalium

  • empery — noun /ˈɛmpərɪ/ Absolute power or authority. My Myne of precious stones: My Emperie, / How blest am I in this discovering thee! …   Wiktionary

  • empery — sb. == empire. RG. 85 …   Oldest English Words

  • empery — em·pery …   English syllables

  • empery — em•per•y [[t]ˈɛm pə ri[/t]] n. pl. per•ies absolute dominion; sovereignty • Etymology: 1250–1300; ME emperie < AF < L imperium mastery, sovereignty, empire =imper(āre) to rule (see emperor) + ium ium I …   From formal English to slang

  • empery — /ˈɛmpəri/ (say empuhree) noun (plural emperies) Poetic 1. absolute dominion; empire. 2. the territory of an emperor. {Middle English emperie, from Old French, from emperer to rule, from Latin imperāre} …   Australian English dictionary

  • empery — ˈemp(ə)rē, ri noun ( es) Etymology: Middle English emperie, from Old French, from emperer to command, from Latin imperare 1. a. obsolete : the position or the dominion of an emperor …   Useful english dictionary

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