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from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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