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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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Then she wept, and then she pulled a paper from her breast, saying imperially:--"Take that!
Unlike the United Kingdom at the end of its reign, the United States is not bankrupt or imperially overextended.
In addition, after the imperial bestowal of the name Tien Thanh ([phrase omitted]; Chinese: Jiancheng; meaning to practice sincerity) to the celebrated lineage head of the seventh generation, not only did the male descendants repeat the naming sequence of their ancestors, but they also adopted the first character of the imperially granted name as the first character of their courtesy names.
Consequently, by the mid 1980s the USSR cracked under its own weight, imperially overstretched.
Consequently, the Soviets went bankrupt by mid 1980s they cracked under its own weight, imperially overstretched.
In the good time coming there is room for all, room particularly for those who possess ideas and energy, and think imperially.
The treatises list a number of other Han-era figures who facilitated the gathering of domain-specific information and its curation as imperially sanctioned knowledge.
He lived during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I --an imperially minded woman surrounded by courtiers and connivers, unmarried and childless, yet reluctant to name a successor even as she was dying.
Through this featuring of a Persian wife whose tales often centre on the troubles of sexuality, race, and labour, and which are sometimes set in the very empire that will conquer her husband's empire, the composite text suggests that imperially ordered and stratified sexuality lies at the heart of the reproduction, or destruction, of inter-imperial power.
Along our trail, Isaac slashes with his machete to remove fallen foliage from recent rain; and at the top of the pass a crested eagle swoops imperially through the jungle canopy, inspecting the human intruders.
"The same is true of the Corbetts, which are defined imperially as between 2500ft and 3000ft.
"We people on the pavement looked at him: He was a gentleman from sole to crown, Clean favoured, and imperially slim." "...