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Definition of empire noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    empire

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈɛmpaɪər//
     
     
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  1. 1a group of countries or states that are controlled by one ruler or government the Roman empire
  2. 2a group of commercial organizations controlled by one person or company a business empire
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: empire