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Topic: MEASUREMENT

Date: 1300-1400
Language: French
Origin: Late Latin imperialis, from Latin imperium 'command, empire'

imperial

adjective
     
im‧pe‧ri‧al [only before noun]
1PG relating to an empire or to the person who rules it:
Britain's imperial expansion in the 19th century
2TM relating to the system of weights and measurements based on pounds, inches, miles etc
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