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  • adj. of, or relating to imperialism
  • n. An advocate of imperialism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who serves an emperor; one who favors imperialism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A subject or follower of an emperor; one who upholds the cause of an emperor or an empire; specifically, one of the partizans of the empire, or of the combatants for the imperial cause, as in the thirty years' war in Germany (1618–48).
  • n. One who favors imperial government, or government by an emperor; one who favors the establishment or maintenance of an empire.
  • n. Specifically, in recent and particularly in British and United States polities, one who favors the principles and practices of imperialism.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to imperialism
  • n. a believer in imperialism


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