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im•pe•ri•um



Pronunciation: (im-pēr'ē-um), [key]
n.,
pl. -pe•ri•aPronunciation: (-pēr'ē-u), [key] -pe•ri•ums.

1. command; supreme power.
2. area of dominion; sphere of control or monopoly; empire.
3. a nation having or exerting supreme power; superpower.
4. Law.the right to command the force of the state in order to enforce the law.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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