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Noun: empire  em-pI(-u)r
  1. The domain ruled by an emperor or empress; the region over which imperial dominion is exercised
    - imperium
  2. A group of countries under a single authority
    "the British created a great empire"
  3. A monarchy with an emperor as head of state
  4. A group of diverse companies under common ownership and run as a single organization
    - conglomerate
Noun: Empire
  1. An eating apple that somewhat resembles a McIntosh; used as both an eating and a cooking apple

Derived forms: empires

Type of: authorities, corp, corporation, demesne, dessert apple, domain, eating apple, government, land, monarchy, regime

Encyclopedia: Empire, OR