Definition for EM'PER-OR

EM'PER-OR, n. [Fr. empereur; Sp. emperador; It. imperadore; L. imperator, from impero, to command, W. peri, to command, to cause.]

Literally, the commander of an army. In modern times, the sovereign or supreme monarch of an empire; a title of dignity superior to that of king; as, the emperor of Germany or of Russia.

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