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1. an aggregate of peoples and territories, often of great extent, under the rule of a single person, oligarchy, or sovereign state
2. any monarchy that for reasons of history, prestige, etc., has an emperor rather than a king as head of state
3. the period during which a particular empire exists
4. supreme power; sovereignty
5. a large industrial organization with many ramifications, esp a multinational corporation
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(1) The name for a monarchical state headed by an emperor. An empire is most often a vast state that has incorporated, usually by conquest, the territory of other peoples and states. Some empires included several kingdoms. The Roman state was called an empire after Augustus established the individual power of the emperor in the late first century B.C. Later empires included Byzantium; the Frankish state under Charlemagne, who adopted the title of emperor in 800; and the medieval Holy Roman Empire. Tsarist Russia was an empire from the time of Peter I (1721) until the overthrow of the monarchy in 1917. Other examples of empires are bourgeois France under Napoleon I (the First Empire) and Napoleon III (the Second Empire), Austria from 1804 (Austria-Hungary from 1868) until 1918, and Germany from 1871 until the revolution of 1918.

(2) Large states that have vast colonial possessions. The empire consists of the mother country and its colonies—for example, the British empire included Great Britain and all of its dominions and colonies.

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Any of a family of military simulations derived from a game written by Peter Langston many years ago. Five or six multi-player variants of varying degrees of sophistication exist, and one single-player version implemented for both Unix and VMS; the latter is even available as MS-DOS freeware. All are notoriously addictive.
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EMPO, formerly called "One-Time Big-Time Operations,"
Novotel Al Anoud Riyadh -- Rodolfo JR Teano, Jessie Ed Manuel, Oliver Orobina Gerona, Dan Banis Empo, Jhon Angelo Volante, Roel Tevs Guimary, Gilbert Toliae Corpuz, Juniun Verano Uy, Renzmarion Lacerna, Fransisco Mapa Carrasal, Domingo JR de Vera, Vincent Duremoes Dorego, Team Manager Mohamed Hameem
Mariano 3, Quiachon 3 Mariano 2, Salvador 1 Courtyard (58) Narzoles 21, Villareal 10, Llarena 9, Villalon 8, Gallardo 7, Esquerra 2, Balana 1 Games Sunday First game Marriott (103) Cordoves 4, Silva 17, Quirante 16, Agapay 9, Uayan 2, Salac 4, Reveral 2, Bersalona 27, Masdal 14, Antonio 2, Ferrer 6 Novotel (74) Empos 20, Baakal 12, Ibasco 6, Arlao 4, Santos 3, Cueva 2 Second game InterCon (95) Apas 27, Nunez 12, Cac 12, Corpus 8, Mendoza 8, Penaroya 7, Ociones 6, Ramos 5, Acharon 4, Labang 4, Sudhara 2 Sheraton (78) Moralit 32, Aguilar 16 Delos Reyes 15, Banal 9, Costales 4, Guiguing 2
Novotel captained by Domingo Tambio and bannered by Gilbert Corpuz, Rodolfo Geroy, Vincent Dorego and rebounder Aldrin Obdin with support from Danny Empos and Francisco Carrascal took the measure of Four Points by Sheraton Riyadh Khaldia which was unable to cope with the running game applied by the young and energetic Novotel rookies who won a first-ever victory in three straight years of participation in the tournament with full support from Novotel management.
With veteran Ed Manansala at the helm and supported by JR Gallardo, Erick Dalangin, Izie Agapay and Rey Banting, Marriott handily won against Novotel who fought gallantly behind diminutive Gilbert Corpuz, the play maker, Domingo Tambio, Albren Obdin, Rodolfo Geroy, Vincent Dorego, and Danny Empos. Courtyard Marriott finally scored its first win after four defeats by beating Novotel 76-61.