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

  Imperial \Im*pe"ri*al\, a. [OE. emperial, OF. emperial, F.
     imp['e]rial, fr. L. imperialis, fr. imperium command,
     sovereignty, empire. See Empire.]
     1. Of or pertaining to an empire, or to an emperor; as, an
        imperial government; imperial authority or edict.
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              The last
              That wore the imperial diadem of Rome. --Shak.
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     2. Belonging to, or suitable to, supreme authority, or one
        who wields it; royal; sovereign; supreme. "The imperial
        democracy of Athens." --Mitford.
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              Who, as Ulysses says, opinion crowns
              With an imperial voice.               --Shak.
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              To tame the proud, the fetter'd slave to free,
              These are imperial arts, and worthy thee. --Dryden.
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              He sounds his imperial clarion along the whole line
              of battle.                            --E. Everett.
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     3. Of superior or unusual size or excellence; as, imperial
        paper; imperial tea, etc.
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     Imperial bushel, gallon, etc. See Bushel, Gallon,
        etc.
  
     Imperial chamber, the, the sovereign court of the old
        German empire.
  
     Imperial city, under the first German empire, a city having
        no head but the emperor.
  
     Imperial diet, an assembly of all the states of the German
        empire.
  
     Imperial drill. (Manuf.) See under 8th Drill.
  
     Imperial eagle. (Zool.) See Eagle.
  
     Imperial green. See Paris green, under Green.
  
     Imperial guard, the royal guard instituted by Napoleon I.
        
  
     Imperial weights and measures, the standards legalized by
        the British Parliament.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Imperial \Im*pe"ri*al\, n. [F. imp['e]riale: cf. Sp. imperial.]
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     1. The tuft of hair on a man's lower lip and chin; -- so
        called from the style of beard of Napoleon III.
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     2. An outside seat on a diligence. --T. Hughes.
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     3. A luggage case on the top of a coach. --Simmonds.
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     4. Anything of unusual size or excellence, as a large
        decanter, a kind of large photograph, a large sheet of
        drawing, printing, or writing paper, etc.
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     5. A gold coin of Russia worth ten rubles, or about eight
        dollars. --McElrath.
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     6. A kind of fine cloth brought into England from Greece. or
        other Eastern countries, in the Middle Ages.
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     7. A game at cards differing from piquet in some minor
        details, and in having a trump; also, any one of several
        combinations of cards which score in this game.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  imperial
      adj 1: relating to or associated with an empire; "imperial
             colony"; "the imperial gallon was standardized legally
             throughout the British Empire"
      2: of or belonging to the British Imperial System of weights and
         measures
      3: befitting or belonging to an emperor or empress; "imperial
         palace"
      4: belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler; "golden age of
         imperial splendor"; "purple tyrant"; "regal attire"; "treated
         with royal acclaim"; "the royal carriage of a stag's head"
         [syn: imperial, majestic, purple, regal, royal]
      n 1: a small tufted beard worn by Emperor Napoleon III [syn:
           imperial, imperial beard]
      2: a piece of luggage carried on top of a coach

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  84 Moby Thesaurus words for "imperial":
     Vandyke, absolute, absolutist, absolutistic, arbitrary,
     aristocratic, arrogant, august, authoritarian, authoritative,
     autocratic, beard, beaver, bossy, bristles, crown, despotic,
     dictatorial, domineering, down, duodecimo, dynastic, eighteenmo,
     exalted, excellent, feudal, folio, goatee, grand, grinding,
     high-handed, imperative, imperatorial, imperatorious, imperious,
     imposing, kinglike, kingly, lofty, lordly, magisterial, magistral,
     magnificent, majestic, masterful, medium, monarchal, monarchial,
     monarchic, monocratic, noble, octavo, octodecimo, oppressive,
     overbearing, overruling, peach fuzz, peremptory, princelike,
     princely, purple, quarto, queenlike, queenly, regal, repressive,
     royal, severe, sextodecimo, side whiskers, sixteenmo, sovereign,
     splendid, strict, stubble, super, superior, suppressive, supreme,
     tuft, twelvemo, tyrannical, tyrannous, whiskers
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Imperial -- U.S. County in California
     Population (2000):    142361
     Housing Units (2000): 43891
     Land area (2000):     4174.732434 sq. miles (10812.506906 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    306.998053 sq. miles (795.121274 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    4481.730487 sq. miles (11607.628180 sq. km)
     Located within:       California (CA), FIPS 06
     Location:             32.963098 N, 115.487593 W
     Headwords:
      Imperial
      Imperial, CA
      Imperial County
      Imperial County, CA
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Imperial, MO -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Missouri
     Population (2000):    4373
     Housing Units (2000): 1720
     Land area (2000):     5.382812 sq. miles (13.941418 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.741433 sq. miles (1.920303 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    6.124245 sq. miles (15.861721 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            34354
     Located within:       Missouri (MO), FIPS 29
     Location:             38.370735 N, 90.373460 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Imperial, MO
      Imperial
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Imperial, NE -- U.S. city in Nebraska
     Population (2000):    1982
     Housing Units (2000): 887
     Land area (2000):     2.517650 sq. miles (6.520684 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.001206 sq. miles (0.003124 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    2.518856 sq. miles (6.523808 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            23690
     Located within:       Nebraska (NE), FIPS 31
     Location:             40.518398 N, 101.642491 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     69033
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Imperial, NE
      Imperial
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Imperial, CA -- U.S. city in California
     Population (2000):    7560
     Housing Units (2000): 2385
     Land area (2000):     3.912696 sq. miles (10.133835 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    3.912696 sq. miles (10.133835 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            36280
     Located within:       California (CA), FIPS 06
     Location:             32.842630 N, 115.571841 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     92251
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Imperial, CA
      Imperial
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Imperial-Enlow, PA -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Pennsylvania
     Population (2000):    3514
     Housing Units (2000): 1492
     Land area (2000):     4.040907 sq. miles (10.465900 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    4.040907 sq. miles (10.465900 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            36772
     Located within:       Pennsylvania (PA), FIPS 42
     Location:             40.451404 N, 80.242353 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     15126
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Imperial-Enlow, PA
      Imperial-Enlow
      Imperial, PA
      Imperial
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Imperial, TX -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Texas
     Population (2000):    428
     Housing Units (2000): 245
     Land area (2000):     4.233356 sq. miles (10.964340 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    4.233356 sq. miles (10.964340 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            35828
     Located within:       Texas (TX), FIPS 48
     Location:             31.271968 N, 102.695799 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     79743
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Imperial, TX
      Imperial
  

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