Empire

Definition of Empire

Em´pire
n.1.Supreme power; sovereignty; sway; dominion.
Over hell extend
His empire, and with iron scepter rule.
- Milton.
2.The dominion of an emperor; the territory or countries under the jurisdiction and dominion of an emperor (rarely of a king), usually of greater extent than a kingdom, always comprising a variety in the nationality of, or the forms of administration in, constituent and subordinate portions; as, the Austrian empire.
Empire carries with it the idea of a vast and complicated government.
- C. J. Smith.
3.Any dominion; supreme control; governing influence; rule; sway; as, the empire of mind or of reason.
Another force which, in the Middle Ages, shared with chivalry the empire over the minds of men.
- A. W. Ward.
Celestial empire
See under Celestial.
Empire City
a common designation of the city of New York.
Empire State
a common designation of the State of New York.

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