What is imperial?

  • (adj): Befitting or belonging to an emperor or empress.
    Example: "Imperial palace"
    See also — Additional definitions below


Imperial is a term that is used to describe something that relates to an empire, emperor, or the concept of imperialism.

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Imperial Circle
... An Imperial Circle (Latin Circulus imperii, plural Circuli imperii German Reichskreis, plural Reichskreise) comprised a regional grouping of territories of the Holy Roman Empire, primarily for the ... of the Circle Diet would hold membership of the Imperial Diet as well ...
Imperial China
... Imperial China (also called the Empire of China or the Chinese Empire) may refer to the history of China from 221 BC to AD 1912, or to the government of China in that period ... See Imperial era of Chinese history Early Imperial China Mid-Imperial China Late Imperial China Empire of China (1915–1916), the short-lived dynasty proclaimed by Yuan ...
Crown Jewels - South America - Brazil
... The Imperial Crown of Brazil alongside with other regalia and mementos of the Brazilian Empire are kept at the Imperial Museum of Brazil (Museu Imperial) in the former palace of Brazilian ...
Imperial - Other
... The Imperials, vocal group The Imperial Presidency Little Anthony The Imperials, American doo-wop vocal group Imperial Presidency, describes the presidency of the United States Galactic Empire (Star Wars ... Age of Empires Imperial, a song by Primal Scream The Imperial (album), a Flipmode Squad album ...
Crown Jewels - Europe - Austria
... Insignien und Kleinodien) are kept at the Schatzkammer (Vienna), the Imperial Treasury located in the Hofburg Palace ... They are a collection of imperial regalia and jewels dating from the 10th century to the 19th ... They consist of the 10th Century Imperial Crown of the Holy Roman Empire as well as the associated Orb, Cross, and Holy Lance, the Imperial Crown, the Imperial Orb and the mantle of the Austrian Empire, and the ...

More definitions of "imperial":

  • (adj): Belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler.
    Example: "Golden age of imperial splendor"
    Synonyms: majestic, purple, regal, royal
  • (noun): A small tufted beard worn by Emperor Napoleon III.
    Synonyms: imperial beard
  • (noun): A piece of luggage carried on top of a coach.
  • (adj): Relating to or associated with an empire.
    Example: "Imperial colony"; "the imperial gallon was standardized legally throughout the British Empire"

Famous quotes containing the word imperial:

    The imperial multiplicatornothing can nonplus:
    My mother Nature is the origin of it all.
    George Barker (b. 1913)

    This is no war for domination or imperial aggrandisement or material gain.... It is a war ... to establish, on impregnable rocks, the rights of the individual and it is a war to establish and revive the stature of man.
    Winston Churchill (1874–1965)

    Fair tresses man’s imperial race ensnare,
    And beauty draws us with a single hair.
    Alexander Pope (1688–1744)