imperium

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From Latin imperium (power, command), from imperō (command, order), from im- (form of in) + parō (prepare, arrange; intend).

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imperium (countable and uncountable, plural imperia)

  1. Supreme power; dominion.
  2. The right to command the force of the state, sovereignty.

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Etymology[edit]

From imperō (command, order), from im- (form of in) + parō (prepare, arrange; intend).

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imperium n (genitive imperiī); second declension

  1. The empire, state, imperial government, realm, dominion
  2. The right or power of commanding, authority, command, might; dominion, sovereignty, sway.
  3. The exercise of authority, rule, law, control.
  4. A command, order, direction, bidding.

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Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative imperium imperia
genitive imperiī imperiōrum
dative imperiō imperiīs
accusative imperium imperia
ablative imperiō imperiīs
vocative imperium imperia

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Noun[edit]

imperium n (definite singular imperiet; indefinite plural imperier; definite plural imperiene/imperia)

  1. empire

Swedish[edit]

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From Latin imperium, used in Swedish since 1845.

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imperium n

  1. an empire (a state ruled by an emperor or czar)
    Den 6 juni började Italien minera sitt imperiums kuster.
    On June 6 [1940], Italy started to place mines along the coasts of its empire. [including at the time Italy and Libya]
  2. an empire (a huge state or similar sphere of power)

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