imperialism
noun Date: 1826 1. imperial government, authority, or system 2. the policy, practice, or advocacy of extending the power and dominion of a nation especially by direct territorial acquisitions or by gaining indirect control over the political or economic life of other areas; broadly the extension or imposition of power, authority, or influence <
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imperialist noun or adjectiveimperialistic adjectiveimperialistically adverb

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