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1An empire in America.
2The United States of America, especially viewed as an imperialistic state, either in possessing territories overseas or in exerting power and influence beyond its borders; American imperialism.
Early 18th century; earliest use found in John Oldmixon (d. 1742), historian and political pamphleteer.
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