Definition of imperatrix in English:


Line breaks: im¦per|atrix
Pronunciation: /ɪmpəˈrɑːtrɪks

noun (plural imperatrices /-trɪsiːz/)

  • An empress.
    More example sentences
    • 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.
    • In some documents of this period she is identified as an Imperatrix.
    • She was an executive woman, quick of tongue and something of an imperatrix.


early 17th century: Latin, feminine of imperator (see imperator).

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