Holy Roman Empire
I. noun Date: 1728 an empire consisting primarily of a loose confederation of German and Italian territories under the suzerainty of an emperor and existing from the 9th or 10th century to 1806 II. geographical name realm of varying extent in central Europe in medieval & modern periods with Germany as chief component

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