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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A female autocrat; especially, in historical contexts, the enlightened despot Catherine II the Great, empress and autocratrix of all the Russias (reigned 1762–1796).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A female sovereign who is independent and absolute; -- a title given to the empresses of Russia.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A female sovereign who is independent and absolute: a title sometimes given to a reigning empress of Russia.


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