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English definition of “empire”

empire

noun [C]     /ˈempaɪər/
COUNTRIES a group of countries that is ruled by one person or government Colonisation and self-governmentInternational politics and government
BUSINESSES a large group of businesses that is controlled by one person or company : a publishing empireBusinesses and enterprises
(Definition of empire noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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