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Imperium meaning

Imperium - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. Supreme power; absolute dominion; empire.
  2. 2. The right to command, which includes the right to employ the force of the state to enforce the laws. It is one of the principal attributes of the executive power.

Imperium - examples of usage

  1. The legal working at Babylon of this little " imperium in imperio" had plainly an unsatisfactory side, although Susanna's rights were vindicated by another power against injustice and oppression. - "The Three Additions to Daniel, A Study", William Heaford Daubney.
  2. But, of course, this imperium in imperio is subject to the supervision of the supreme Government. - "Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846", James Richardson.
  3. This sense is found in prose: compare Livy I 50 4 'cui enim non apparere adfectare eum imperium in Latinos? - "The Last Poems of Ovid", Ovid.
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