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English definition of “imperial”

imperial

adjective
 
 
/ɪmˈpɪəriəl/
RULE [always before noun] relating or belonging to an empire (= group of countries ruled by one person or government) or the person who rules it: imperial rule the imperial familyColonisation and self-governmentPowerful people and dictators
MEASURE The imperial system of measurement uses units based on measurements such as inches, pints, and ounces.Measurements in general
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