imperator

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im·pe·ra·tor

 (ĭm′pə-rä′tôr′, -tər)
n.
1. An army commander in the Roman Republic.
2. The supreme power of the Roman emperor.
3. The head of state and supreme commander in the Roman Empire, in whose name all victories were won.

[Latin imperātōr; see emperor.]

im·per′a·to′ri·al (ĭm-pĕr′ə-tôr′ē-əl) adj.

imperator

(ˌɪmpəˈrɑːtɔː)
n
1. (Historical Terms)
a. (in imperial Rome) a title of the emperor
b. (in republican Rome) a temporary title of honour bestowed upon a victorious general
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a less common word for emperor
[C16: from Latin: commander, from imperāre to command]
imperatorial adj
imˌperaˈtorially adv
ˌimpeˈratorˌship n

im•pe•ra•tor

(ˌɪm pəˈrɑ tər, -ˈrɑ tɔr, -ˈreɪ tər)

n.
1. (in imperial Rome) emperor.
2. (in republican Rome) a temporary title accorded a victorious general.
[1570–80; < Latin imperātor; see emperor]
im•per•a•to•ri•al (ɪmˌpɛr əˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-) adj.
im•per`a•to′ri•al•ly, adv.