Definition of imperatrice in US English:

imperatrice

(also emperatrice)

noun

  • Empress.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in John Lydgate (c1370–c1449), poet and prior of Hatfield Regis. In some forms apparently a partial remodelling of empress after classical Latin imperātrīc-, imperātrīx imperatrix; with the ending compare forms at empress and compare also -trice.