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n. pl. em·per·ies
Absolute dominion or jurisdiction; sovereignty.

[Middle English emperie, from Old French, from Latin imperium; see empire.]


n, pl -peries
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) archaic dominion or power; empire
[C13 (in the sense: the status of an emperor): from Anglo-French emperie, from Latin imperium power; see empire]


(ˈɛm pə ri)

n., pl. -per•ies.
absolute dominion; sovereignty.
[1250–1300; Middle English emperie < Anglo-French < Latin imperium mastery, sovereignty, empire =imper(āre) to rule (see emperor) + -ium -ium1]
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Past, present, and future mingled; and he went on oscillating across the broad, warm world, through high adventure and noble deeds to Her - ay, and with her, winning her, his arm about her, and carrying her on in flight through the empery of his mind.
V Narmada, Porthos, Sky Globe, Iris-II, Empery, White Purl, Chemroad Lily Stolt Sakura and Karachi are currently occupying berths to load/offload Containers, Coal, Soya bean seeds, Chemicals, LPG, Tallow, Palm oil and Furnace oil respectively during last 24 hours.
Jockey Lester Piggott won the Derby for a record seventh time on Empery, winning PS100,000 in prize money.
Stately and proud, in riches and in train, Whilom I was, powerful and full of pomp; But what is he whom rule and empery Have not in life or death made miserable?
In quick succession, Titus has killed Tamoras first born son, turned down the empery and handed it to Saturninus, along with his daughter, Lavinia.
Piggott's other Derby triumphs came with Never Say Die (1954), Crepello (1957), St Paddy (1960), Nijinsky (1970), Roberto (1972), Empery (1976), The Minstrel (1977) and Teenoso (1983) while his Arc wins were delivered by Rheingold (1973) and Alleged (1977 & 1978).
Hall Caine's Sonnets of Three Centuries: A Selection (1882), immediately after that of George Chapman's "Muses that sing Love's sensual empery.
His mount, Empery, strode away in the last furlong to leave his rivals floundering.
Orcanes, the selected king of Natolia, accurately describes this boundary when he says: 'My realm, the centre of our Empery,\Once lost, All Turkey would be overthrown' (Part II, I,I,34-5).
He is one of eight colts left in the Group 2 event won last year by Pour Moi, who became the first French-trained Derby winner since Empery in 1976.
Muses that sing Love's sensual empery, And lovers kindling your enraged fires At Cupid's bonfires burning in the eye, Blown with the empty breath of vain desires You that prefer the painted cabinet Before the wealthy it doth store ye, That all your joys in dying figures set, And stain the living substance of your glory, Abjure those joys abhor their memory, And let my love the honoured subject be Of love, and honour's complete history; Your eyes were never yet let in to see The majesty and riches of the mind But dwell in darkness; for your god is blind.
My new-found-land, My kingdom, safeliest when with one man manned, My mine of precious stones, my empery, How blest am I in this discovering thee