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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English emperice, emperesse, from Anglo-Norman and Old French empereriz, from Latin imperatrix.



empress (plural empresses)

  1. The female monarch (ruler) of an empire.
  2. The wife or widow of an emperor or equated ruler (e.g. Persian shah).
  3. (rare) A female chimpanzee.
  4. A deciduous tree, Paulownia tomentosa
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Etymology 2[edit]

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empress (third-person singular simple present empresses, present participle empressing, simple past and past participle empressed)

  1. Alternative form of impress