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1. of or relating to an empire, emperor, or empress
2. (esp of products and commodities) of a superior size or quality
3. (of weights, measures, etc.) conforming to standards or definitions legally established in Britain
4. (formerly) a Russian gold coin originally worth ten roubles
5. Architect a dome that has a point at the top
6. a member of an imperial family, esp an emperor or empress
7. a red deer having antlers with fourteen points



a Russian gold coin. The imperial was minted from 1755 with a denominational value of 10 rubles and was equal to 10 silver rubles. The coin contained 11.61 grams of gold. During the monetary reform of 1895–97 and the placing of gold currency into circulation, the imperialy of the old weight were replaced by those with a denominational value of 15 rubles (accordingly, the denomination of the gold half-imperial was changed from 5 rubles to 7 rubles 50 kopeks). The new gold coins minted after the reform, with denominations of 10 and 5 rubles respectively, constituted two-thirds and one-third of an imperial.


Spasskii, I. G. Russkaia monetnaia sistema. Leningrad, 1970. Pages 213–16.
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According to the great historian Hu Sanxing [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (1230-1302), caifangshi was not the title used when emperor Ruizong reinstalled the institution of imperially commissioned inspectors in 711; these were called anchashi [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], not caifangshi.
12) The original works of calligraphy remained in the palace collection and were used again as the basis of later imperially sponsored model-letters compendia.
The same is true of the Corbetts, which are defined imperially as between 2500ft and 3000ft.
We people on the pavement looked at him: He was a gentleman from sole to crown, Clean favoured, and imperially slim.
The Russians acted imperially toward China (treating it as almost an extension of the Soviet Union), while the Chinese acted in their traditional vein of wanting to learn from the outside while simultaneously limiting the impact.
And some have overdone it, relishing power and behaving imperially until they were brought down by their own troops.
In his review of the exhibition, Hal Foster noted that the Mohamedi exhibition suggests ways to "exhibit modern art from different places in a way that frames modernism not as a chronological sequence of Western ideas that can only be imported colonially or imposed imperially, but as an anachronic relay of international practices in complicated conversation".
Whenever Richard Cory went down town We people on the pavement looked at him: He was a gentleman from sole to crown, Clean favored, and imperially slim And he was quietly arrayed, And he was always human When he talked; But still he fluttered pulses, when he said, "Good-morning" and he glittered when he walked.
Then, we will hold up that history as a mirror to ourselves and the crisis we face today of a federal government that has co-opted and converted our once local and independent police forces and sheriffs' offices into a standing army that is bought and controlled by our own imperially minded central government.
Outside in the common area Harrison grunted his departure, sweeping up the mail imperially as he doffed the colorless hat, coat and gloves he wore regardless of whether it was thirty or one hundred degrees.
What about the competitive dynamic of historically "authorized" and "unauthorized" liturgical resources (29) in the context of, say, postcolonial analyses of imperially established orthodoxies in the modern colonial Christendom(s)?