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empire

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈempaɪər/
a large group of businesses that are controlled by a powerful company or person: build/create/expand an empire Entrepreneur Rocco Forte built his empire from budget hotels and motorway services.control/run an empire Besides running a fashion empire, he also functioned as director of no less than three banks. an entertainment/media/publishing empire a business/property empire a gobal/international/worldwide empire
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