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Meaning of imperator

im•pe•ra•tor

Pronunciation: (im"pu-rä'tur, -rä'tôr, -rā'tur), [key]
— n.
  1. an absolute or supreme ruler.
  2. (in Imperial Rome) emperor.
  3. (in Republican Rome) a temporary title accorded a victorious general.
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