Imperialism to Impignoration

(Im*pe"ri*al*ism) n. The power or character of an emperor; imperial authority; the spirit of empire.

Roman imperialism had divided the world.
C. H. Pearson.

(Im*pe"ri*al*ist), n. [Cf. F. impérialiste.] One who serves an emperor; one who favors imperialism.

(Im*pe`ri*al"i*ty) n.; pl. Imperialities

1. Imperial power.

2. An imperial right or privilegs. See Royalty.

The late empress having, by ukases of grace, relinquished her imperialities on the private mines, viz., the tenths of the copper, iron, silver and gold.
W. Tooke.

(Im*pe"ri*al*ize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imperialized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Imperializing ] To invest with imperial authority, character, or style; to bring to the form of an empire. Fuller.

(Im*pe"ri*al*ly), adv. In an imperial manner.

(Im*pe"ri*al*ly) n. Imperial power. [R.] Sheldon.

(Im*per"il) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imperiled or Imperilled; p. pr. & vb. n. Imperiling or Imperilling.] To bring into peril; to endanger.

(Im*per"il*ment) n. The act of imperiling, or the state of being imperiled.

(Im*pe"ri*ous) a. [L. imperiosus: cf. F. impérieux. See Imperial.]

1. Commanding; ascendant; imperial; lordly; majestic. [Obs.] "A vast and imperious mind." Tilloison.

Therefore, great lords, be, as your titles witness,

2. Haughly; arrogant; overbearing; as, an imperious tyrant; an imperious manner.

This imperious man will work us all
From princes into pages.

His bold, contemptuous, and imperious spirit soon made him conspicuous.

3. Imperative; urgent; compelling.

Imperious need, which can not be withstood.

Syn. — Dictatorial; haughty; domineering; overbearing; lordly; tyrannical; despotic; arrogant; imperative; authoritative; commanding; pressing. — Imperious, Lordly, Domineering. One who is imperious exercises his authority in a manner highly offensive for its spirit and tone; one who is lordly assumes a lofty air in order to display his importance; one who is domineering gives orders in a way to make others feel their inferiority.

(Im*pe"ri*ous*ly), adv. In an imperious manner.

(Im*pe"ri*ous*ness), n. The quality or state of being imperious; arrogance; haughtiness.

Imperiousness and severity is but an ill way of treating men who have reason of their own to guide them.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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