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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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Both works will first be placed into a wider context of the ideology of Byzantine emperorship. Eusebius of Caesarea's praise of Constantine I provides a valuable starting point for the development of Christian imperial ideology, and the centrality of piety and virtue in justifying an emperor's authority.
If emperorship is regarded as absolute, signified and publicity power which make state by elements like land, government, nation, independence and freedom are variables from it.
In 1920, Red Revolution Community sent a telegram to embassies, announcing the dissolution of emperorship and formation of a soviet republic in Guilan [18].
The term "Heaven's blessings" refers to blessings and emoluments bestowed by Heaven, but it was also a metaphor for the emperorship. Here it must refer to Cao Cao's status as king of Wei.
China's traditional state, namely, emperorship, lasted several thousand years before it was completely defeated by modern forms of the state from the West.
She considers setting the scene for changing emperorship, the impact of crisis on the position of the senatorial elite, a prosopography of the senatorial elite families, praetorian prefects and other high-ranking equestrians, and Septimius Severus and Gallienus as contrasting versions of high-ranking military officers.
The former governor said he appreciates how Akihito ''is making the emperorship more meaningful to the people because of the way he makes contacts.''
(But if Titus sought personal power, why did he turn down the emperorship offered him?) "Brutus' ventriloquizing of Rome is an act of bad faith" (155), commencing "a populist justification for the assassination of Caesar at the same instant he fears the people have willingly acclaimed Caesar their king" (148).
Plots to destroy monogamy, the Emperorship of America, these are elements featured in Pagan Kennedy's "The Dangerous Joy of Dr.
A civil libertarian asks whether the presidency is becoming an emperorship. "That would be bad"--he pauses for effect--"even if it was me."