An emperor from Latin : imperator , via Old French : empereor  is a monarch , and usually the sovereign ruler of an empire or another type of imperial realm. Empress , the female equivalent, may indicate an emperor's wife empress consort , mother empress dowager , or a woman who rules in her own right empress regnant. Emperors are generally recognized to be of a higher honour and rank than kings.
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Emperor is a Norwegian black metal band formed in , regarded as highly influential by critics and emerging black metal bands. Emperor reformed for the third time in In their youth, Ihsahn and Samoth met at a rock music seminar. The group soon evolved into the now well-known band Thou Shalt Suffer. Soon, however, Samoth began to write music outside of Thou Shalt Suffer, and together with Ihsahn and a new bass player called Mortiis later of his own eponymous band Mortiis , Emperor was formed. After a short while together, the band released a demo entitled Wrath of the Tyrant.
To save this word, you'll need to log in. The words emperor, caesar, czar, and Kaiser all go back to one source: the title of the first Roman emperor, Imperator Caesar Augustus. Augustus was the adopted son of the Roman general and ruler Julius Caesar and he took the name Caesar as part of his official name. Send us feedback. See more words from the same century Dictionary Entries near emperor empeine empennage empeople emperor emperor boa emperor butterfly emperor fish. Accessed 5 Aug. Keep scrolling for more More Definitions for emperor emperor. Please tell us where you read or heard it including the quote, if possible. Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way. Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!