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1. Of, relating to, or suggestive of an empire or a sovereign, especially an emperor or empress: imperial rule; the imperial palace.
2. Ruling over extensive territories or over colonies or dependencies: imperial nations.
a. Having supreme authority; sovereign.
b. Regal; majestic.
4. Outstanding in size or quality.
5. Of or belonging to the British Imperial System of weights and measures.
1. An emperor or empress.
2. The top of a carriage.
3. Something outstanding in size or quality.
4. A variable size of paper, usually 23 by 33 inches (55.8 by 83.8 centimeters).
5. A pointed beard grown from the lower lip and chin.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin imperiālis, from imperium, command; see empire. N., sense 5, after the beard of Napoleon III.]

im·pe′ri·al·ly adv.
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Adv.1.imperially - in an imperial manner; "imperially decreed"


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What about the competitive dynamic of historically "authorized" and "unauthorized" liturgical resources (29) in the context of, say, postcolonial analyses of imperially established orthodoxies in the modern colonial Christendom(s)?
Between 1403 and 1433, Zheng He led seven imperially sponsored missions, each of them on a massive scale, around the coasts of Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean, reaching as far afield as Aden and East Africa.
This frequent, profuse, and indiscriminate display of foreign people and artifacts raised public expectations of cultural and anthropological authenticity in other media, and was imperially sanctioned, as well:
According to Shen, the two authentic types of siyin seals were used by two prefectural jingli si offices on imperially confiscated art: thus the full names of these seals are Yuanzhou fit jingli siyin (Seal of the jingli office of Yuanzhou prefecture) and Jingzhou fu jingli siyin (Seal of the jingli office of Jingzhou prefecture).
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We recognize, of course, that wageworkers were also part of a larger process of settler colonialism, whereby Indigenous peoples were displaced and Aboriginal lands were appropriated by imperially minded newcomers from Europe and eastern North America, but we are not concerned with the colonial project or its repercussions in this essay.
The Arabs guard their imperially created boundaries jealously.
Frits, on the other hand, is in the ambiguous location of being part of colonialism and of anti-colonialism, caught between the ideologies of colonizer and colonized, oppressor and oppressed, and the anxiety of being neither imperially White nor Afro-Curacaoan.
Limit' is not a being that runs around, imperially conquering the 'territory' of the unlimited; rather, it is nous, the cause of the mixture (30c), that brings about the mixed being by establishing--amidst the flux of the apeiron something unchanging and definite that endures.
As taught extensively in the Syrian educational system in primary and secondary school (and up to the third year at the university level), the concept denotes uniting Arabs in one homeland--a historical unity reminiscent of the Arab world before foreign colonization and imperially imposed divisions.
For instance, this would mean attending to how such formations of historical consciousness would have differed between English- and Afrikaans-speaking white South Africans, given the imperially legislated economic privilege enjoyed by the former before the constitution of the first republic of South Africa.