from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Absolute dominion or jurisdiction; sovereignty.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An empire; the status or dominion of an emperor.
- n. Absolute power or authority.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Empire; sovereignty; dominion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Empire; power; government.
Past, present, and future mingled; and he went on oscillating across the broad, warm world, through high adventure and noble deeds to Her — ay, and with her, winning her, his arm about her, and carrying her on in flight through the empery of his mind.
He felt, somehow, that he had won to empery over the delicate lines and firm muscles of those feet and ankles he had rubbed with snow, and this empery seemed to extend to all women.
It was in this mood that he discovered something that made him forget empery over the white feet of woman.
And from the fear-stricken, jungle - lurking, cave-haunting creature of long ago, he won to empery over the whole animal world because he developed into the most terrible and awful killer of all the animals.
And often, when woman was nigh to winning to the empery of my mind over me, I sought Laulani's shin-bone.
There, forty feet beneath, wrapped about by an octopus that measured nine feet across from tentacle tip to tentacle tip and that could well drown the stoutest swimmer, he cooly and casually did the one thing that gave to him his empery over the monster.
My my empery is like my…drapes…the cloth thing I wore—all charred.
Divan, and those who are round about him were the Lords of his land and the Guards of his empery.
O lord of the arm that is long! know that he who despatched us to thee is King Afrídún,150 Lord of Ionia land 151 and of the Nazarene armies, the sovereign who is firmly established in the empery of
All the domain with treasure of empery gaudily flushes.