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Definition of "imperator" [‖Im•pe•ra•tor]

  • An army commander in the Roman Republic. (noun)
  • The supreme power of the Roman emperor. (noun)
  • The head of state and supreme commander in the Roman Empire, in whose name all victories were won. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "imperator" in a sentence
  • "The Latin word imperator referred not only to a civilian ruler who interpreted and carried out the law but also to a victorious commander of one or more Roman legions."
  • "He chafed against the implication of coercion in the word imperator: “We could more truly have been titled a protectorate than an empire of the world.”"
  • "Anyone who cannot understand what rex imperator is saying and trying to point out needs to consider (if they are a police officer) whether they are suitable to continue in the office of constable on February 10, 2009 at 1: 04 pm | Reply Von Spreuth"