Definition of imperatrix in English:


nounPlural imperatrices

  • An empress.

    • ‘After this schism it became fully independent and is today in the rare situation of being headed by a female, an 85 year old Imperatrix.’
    • ‘She was an executive woman, quick of tongue and something of an imperatrix.’
    • ‘He put to death all those who were of the race imperial; and sent to Holin (or Kamkorom) the imperatrices, the queens, and their attendants.’
    • ‘In some documents of this period she is identified as an Imperatrix.’
    • ‘The flowing purple robes, embroidered with gold, and the glittering diadem that crowned her raven tresses, imparted to the beautiful republican the imposing appearance of an Imperatrix.’
    ruler, sovereign, monarch, potentate
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Early 17th century: Latin, feminine of imperator (see imperator).