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EMPEROR, an officer. This word is synonymous with the Latin imperator; they are both derived from the. verb imperare. Literally, it signifies he who commands.
     2. Under the Roman republic, the title emperor was the generic name given to the commanders-in-chief in the armies. But even then the application of the word was restrained to the successful commander, who was declared emperor by the acclamations of the army, and was afterwards honored with the title by a decree of the senate. 3. It, is now used to designate some sovereign prince who bears this title. Ayl. Pand. tit. 23.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Kushans in the distant past and Moghal empire (speacially emporer Jahangir) about 400 years back dug irrigation canals.
Local folklore has it that the buried soldiers take their job of protecting their emporer's tomb very seriously and are upset it continues to be disturbed by archaeological excavation.
The second disc is a collection of 48 fanfares by Schantl dedicated to luminous royalty of the era, including Emporer and Crown Prince Rudolf, who were both enthusiastic hunters, the Grand Duke of Tuscany, the Russian Tsar Alexander III, and other royalty and high aristocracy.
After his episcopal ordination in Lviv, the Emporer refused an audience to Nykyta.
Untersteht ihr euch zu denken; so beschuldigen wir euch der Unweiblichkeit und betrachten euch als Emporer. Behandeln konnt ihr uns mit der hochsten Vernunft, nur wissen durft ihr nicht, daB ihr sie habt.
Zechenter reduces the honor to "tytul cesarskiegos piewaka pierwszego stopnia" (the title of the emperor's singer of the first degree) (80) while Beylin substitutes night table with a bedroom which results in "spiewak cesarkiej sypialni" (the singer of the emporer's bedroom) (147).
From 1415, the Emporer Sigismund, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire of German nations, granted my family the title.
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