empire englannista suomeksi
- imperiumi, valtakunta
A political unit, typically having an extensive territory or comprising a number of territories or nations (especially one comprising one or more kingdoms) and ruled by a single supreme authority.
''the Russian empire''
''The Empire of Vietnam was a short-lived client state of Japan governing Vietnam between March 11 and August 23, 1945.''
A group of states or other territories that owe allegiance to a foreign power.
An expansive and powerful enterprise under the control of one person or group.
''the McDonald's fast food empire''
2002, Evelyn L. Damore, ''The Rattle and Hiss of the Tin Gods'', iUniverse ((ISBN)), page 111:
- “Revenues for Jackson's non-profit empire sky-rocketed from $4 million in 1997, to more than $14 million just two years later.”
2009, Martin Short, ''The Rise of the Mafia'', Kings Road Publishing ((ISBN))
- The Mafia never forgave Castro but Lansky had already laid the foundations of a mob gambling empire all over the Caribbean (..)
1881, François Guizot, ''The History of Civilization from the Fall of the Roman Empire to the French Revolution...'', page 122:
- The brutality, the unthinking, the unreflecting character of the barbarians were so great, that the new faith, the new feelings with which they had been inspired, exercised but a very slight empire over them.
2010, Stefania Tutino, ''Empire of Souls: Robert Bellarmine and the Christian Commonwealth'', Oxford University Press ((ISBN)), page 270:
- (..) could gain some political strength for the pope, but in so doing the pope would lose the uniqueness and supremacy of his empire over souls: (..)
(alternative case form of).
Total power or influence, especially when wielded by gods.
- (quote-book) |chapter=Apocalips 1:5-6|passage= (of Jheſu Criſt,) / that is a feithful witneſſe, the firſte bigetun of deed men, and prince of kingis of the erthe; which louyde vs, and waiſchide vs fro oure ſynnes in his blood / and made vs a kyngdom, and preeſtis to God and to his fader; to hym be glorie and empire in to worldis of worldis.|translation=(of Jesus Christ,) / who is a reliable witness, the firstborn of dead people, and prince of the earth's rulers. To him who loved us, cleansed us from our sins with his blood, / and made us a kingdom / and priests of God/his father; to him are glory and power for many ages.