What is imperium?

  • (noun): Supreme authority; absolute dominion.
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Imperium is a Latin word which, in a broad sense, translates roughly as 'power to command'. In ancient Rome, different kinds of power or authority were distinguished by different terms. Imperium, referred to the sovereignty of the state over the individual. It is not to be confused with auctoritas or potestas, different and generally inferior types of power in the Roman republic and empire. Primarily used to refer to the power that is wielded, in greater or lesser degree, by an individual to whom it is delegated, the term could also be used with a geographical connotation, designating the territorial limits of that imperium.

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Christian Kracht - Publications - Translations of Kracht
... Ja bit ću tu, na suncu i u sjeni, 2009 (IWHS) Czech Imperium, 2012 (original Imperium, abbr ... henceforth I) Danish 1979, 2004 (original 1979) Imperium, 2012 (I) Dutch 1979, 2002 (1979) Ik zal hier zijn bij zonneschijn en bij schaduw, 2010 (IWHS) Imperium, 2012 (I ... ME) Lithuanian Fazerland, 2007 (FL) 1979, 2008 (1979) Norwegian Imperium, 2012 (I) Polish Tu będę w słońcu i cieniu, 2011 (IWHS) Romanian Faserland, 2009 (FL) Russian ...
Divine and Earthly Imperium
... the Catholic Church where the official language, Latin, used terms as Imperium Dei/Domini) the Divine is held to have a superior imperium, as ultimate King of Kings, above all ... Eastern Roman Emperors retained full Roman imperium and made the episcopate subservient, in the feudal West a long rivalry would oppose the claims to supremacy within ... ministering the word and will of God) in the person of the Pope and the secular imperium of the revived Western Roman Emperor since Charlemagne ...
Hive Tyrant
... They are known to the Imperium generally as Tyranids, because Tyran is the first known planet they devoured and where they were first encountered ... Luckily for the Imperium, Inquisitor Kryptman found oral data concealed on one of the databases on Tyran and dedicated the rest of his life to ... FTL travel and communications) and pose a severe threat to the Imperium ...
Mr. Imperium - Plot
... Imperium uses a ruse to meet an attractive American woman, Frederica Brown ... Imperium" takes a room next to hers, and soon they meet and embrace ... Imperium realizes he is needed there, so he must say goodbye to the woman he loves once more ...
Dark Reign: Rise Of The Shadowhand - Story
... became engulfed in the civil war between the Freedom Guard and the Imperium (who were once both the Sprawlers and the Jovian Detention Authority (JDA) from ... in simulations of famous battles between the Imperium and the Freedom Guard ... play out the events from the first skirmish between the Imperium and Freedom Guard up to the battle for and destruction of Strata-7 ...

More definitions of "imperium":

  • (noun): The domain ruled by an emperor or empress; the region over which imperial dominion is exercised.