- A political unit having an extensive territory or comprising a number of territories or nations and ruled by a single supreme authority.
- A group of states or other territories that owe allegiance to a foreign power.
- A state ruled by an emperor.
- Any vast area under the power of one person; most commonly used in business, e.g. "the McDonalds? empire".
- Dutch: rijk , keizerrijk
- French: empire
- German: Imperium , Reich
- Italian: impero a
- Spanish: Imperio
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