Definition of 'imperial'
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The other key thing is that the imperial court controls the design. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Not that visiting the imperial palace was a task the ambassador relished. Ambassadors: From Ancient Greece to the Nation State (2006)We should be looking to the future rather than dwelling on our imperial past. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The imperial court was mired in intrigue and civil war. World History: Patterns of Change and Continuity (1995)Our imperial past is now regarded rather shamefully. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But how did a woman end up in the imperial court? Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is not fashionable to argue that the imperial past can be looked at with both esteem and humility. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This highly unusual piece of technology makes up for a disjointed journey from former imperial capital to former imperial port. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The emperor was commander-in-chief of the imperial army. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)Beijing's imperial palace is the grandest grand design of them all. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Tracks connected the imperial capital to the Adriatic. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It was these women who brought Italian opera to the imperial capital. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The pomp and circumstance of the imperial court was adapted to honor the Emperor of emperors. Christianity Today (2000)After decades of decline, the old imperial capital is having another heyday. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Once an imperial palace and presidential residence, it has gorgeous grounds and now houses the natural history museum. The Sun (2016)If all that grandeur was a reflection of the ambition of those imperial times, it undoubtedly would not go down well today. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Sir, How soon can we go back to our very useful imperial measurements? Times, Sunday Times (2006)Second, China does not seem to be driven by imperial ambition. Times, Sunday Times (2011)America's imperial ambitions are over, for the foreseeable future at least. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I look forward to reporting shortly from the great Anglo-American law firms that have planted themselves back in the imperial capital. Times, Sunday Times (2011)In the capital, massive construction work began on palaces, an imperial temple and his extravagant tomb nearby. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'imperial'
British English: imperial ADJECTIVE
Imperial is used to refer to things or people that are or were connected with an empire.
...the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.
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