emperor

/ˈɛmpərə / (say 'empuhruh)

noun
1. the sovereign or supreme ruler of an empire.
2. (a title of dignity given to certain kings not rulers of empires.)
3. (plural emperor or emperors) any of various Australian fishes of the family Lethrinidae, resembling bream, but having pointed heads and scaleless cheeks.
phrase
4. an emperor without clothes, someone who is acting with apparent confidence but without a valid basis for their actions. {Phrase Origin: from the story The Emperor's New Clothes by Hans Christian Anderson}
{Middle English emperour(e), from Old French empereor, from Latin imperātor ruler}
emperorship, noun
Usage: For variation in the plural inflection for def. 3, see note at fish1.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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