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 for empire
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Empire \Em"pire\, n. [F., fr. L. imperium a command,
     sovereignty, dominion, empire, fr. imperare. See Emperor;
     cf. Imperial.]
     1. Supreme power; sovereignty; sway; dominion. "The empire of
        the sea." --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Over hell extend
              His empire, and with iron scepter rule. --Milton.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The dominion of an emperor; the territory or countries
        under the jurisdiction and dominion of an emperor (rarely
        of a king), usually of greater extent than a kingdom,
        always comprising a variety in the nationality of, or the
        forms of administration in, constituent and subordinate
        portions; as, the Austrian empire.
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              Empire carries with it the idea of a vast and
              complicated government.               --C. J. Smith.
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     3. Any dominion; supreme control; governing influence; rule;
        sway; as, the empire of mind or of reason. "Under the
        empire of facts." --M. Arnold.
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              Another force which, in the Middle Ages, shared with
              chivalry the empire over the minds of men. --A. W.
                                                    Ward.
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     Celestial empire. See under Celestial.
  
     Empire City, a common designation of the city of New York.
        
  
     Empire State, a common designation of the State of New
        York.
  
     Syn: Sway; dominion; rule; control; reign; sovereignty;
          government; kingdom; realm; state.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  empire
      n 1: the domain ruled by an emperor or empress; the region over
           which imperial dominion is exercised [syn: empire,
           imperium]
      2: a group of countries under a single authority; "the British
         created a great empire"
      3: a monarchy with an emperor as head of state
      4: a group of diverse companies under common ownership and run
         as a single organization [syn: conglomerate, empire]
      5: an eating apple that somewhat resembles a McIntosh; used as
         both an eating and a cooking apple

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  101 Moby Thesaurus words for "empire":
     administration, ally, archduchy, archdukedom, authority,
     body politic, buffer state, caliphate, captive nation, chieftaincy,
     chieftainry, city-state, civil government, claws, clutches, colony,
     command, commonweal, commonwealth, control, country, county,
     czardom, direction, discipline, dispensation, disposition, domain,
     dominion, duchy, dukedom, earldom, emperorship, empery,
     form of government, free city, governance, government, grand duchy,
     grip, hand, hands, imperialism, iron hand, jurisdiction, kaiserdom,
     kinghood, kingship, land, majesty, management, mandant, mandate,
     mandated territory, mandatee, mandatory, nation, nationality,
     oversight, polis, political organization, polity, possession,
     power, principality, principate, protectorate, province,
     puppet government, puppet regime, queenhood, queenship, raj,
     rajaship, realm, regime, regimen, regnancy, regulation, reign,
     republic, royalty, rule, satellite, seneschalty, settlement,
     sovereign nation, sovereignty, state, sultanate, sultanship,
     superpower, supervision, sway, system of government, talons,
     territory, the crown, the throne, toparchia, toparchy
  
  

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  empire
   n.
  
      Any of a family of military simulations derived from a game written by
      Peter Langston many years ago. A number of multi-player variants of varying
      degrees of sophistication exist, and one single-player version implemented
      for both Unix and VMS; the latter is even available as MS-DOS/Windows
      freeware. All are notoriously addictive. Of various commercial derivatives
      the best known is probably ?Empire Deluxe? on PCs and Amigas.
  
      Modern empire is a real-time wargame played over the internet by up to 120
      players. Typical games last from 24 hours (blitz) to a couple of months
      (long term). The amount of sleep you can get while playing is a function of
      the rate at which updates occur and the number of co-rulers of your
      country. Empire server software is available for Unix-like machines, and
      clients for Unix and other platforms. A comprehensive history of the game
      is available at http://www.empire.cx/infopages/History.html. The Empire
      resource site is at http://www.empire.cx/.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  empire
  
      Any of a family of military simulations derived from a
     game written by Peter Langston many years ago.  Five or six
     multi-player variants of varying degrees of sophistication
     exist, and one single-player version implemented for both
     Unix and VMS; the latter is even available as MS-DOS
     freeware.  All are notoriously addictive.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1995-08-06)
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  EMPIRE. This word signifies, first, authority or command; it is the power to 
  command or govern those actions of men which would otherwise be free; 
  secondly, the country under the government of an emperor but sometimes it is 
  used to designate a country subject to kingly power, as the British empire. 
  Wolff, Inst. Sec. 833. 
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Empire, CA -- U.S. Census Designated Place in California
     Population (2000):    3903
     Housing Units (2000): 1214
     Land area (2000):     1.584183 sq. miles (4.103015 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.584183 sq. miles (4.103015 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            22622
     Located within:       California (CA), FIPS 06
     Location:             37.644298 N, 120.907592 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Empire, CA
      Empire
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Empire, CO -- U.S. town in Colorado
     Population (2000):    355
     Housing Units (2000): 179
     Land area (2000):     0.252498 sq. miles (0.653967 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.252498 sq. miles (0.653967 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            24620
     Located within:       Colorado (CO), FIPS 08
     Location:             39.760319 N, 105.682995 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Empire, CO
      Empire
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Empire, OH -- U.S. village in Ohio
     Population (2000):    300
     Housing Units (2000): 139
     Land area (2000):     0.328554 sq. miles (0.850952 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.328554 sq. miles (0.850952 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            25368
     Located within:       Ohio (OH), FIPS 39
     Location:             40.510729 N, 80.623446 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Empire, OH
      Empire
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Empire, LA -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Louisiana
     Population (2000):    2211
     Housing Units (2000): 923
     Land area (2000):     5.321991 sq. miles (13.783894 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    2.345763 sq. miles (6.075499 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    7.667754 sq. miles (19.859393 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            23725
     Located within:       Louisiana (LA), FIPS 22
     Location:             29.398586 N, 89.608501 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Empire, LA
      Empire
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Empire, MI -- U.S. village in Michigan
     Population (2000):    378
     Housing Units (2000): 276
     Land area (2000):     1.150843 sq. miles (2.980669 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.085745 sq. miles (0.222079 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1.236588 sq. miles (3.202748 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            25980
     Located within:       Michigan (MI), FIPS 26
     Location:             44.810749 N, 86.059044 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     49630
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Empire, MI
      Empire
  

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