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Pronunciation:  im'peereeu`lizum

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any instance of aggressive extension of authority
  2. [n]  a political orientation that advocates imperial interests
  3. [n]  a policy of extending your rule over foreign countries

IMPERIALISM is a 11 letter word that starts with I.


 See Also: control, foreign policy, ideology, manifest destiny, political orientation, political theory



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Im*pe"ri*al*ism\, n.
    The power or character of an emperor; imperial authority; the
    spirit of empire.
          Roman imperialism had divided the world. --C. H.
  2. \Im*pe"ri*al*ism\, n.
    The policy, practice, or advocacy of seeking, or acquiescing
    in, the extension of the control, dominion, or empire of a
    nation, as by the acquirement of new, esp. distant, territory
    or dependencies, or by the closer union of parts more or less
    independent of each other for operations of war, copyright,
    internal commerce, etc.
          The tide of English opinion began to turn about 1870,
          and since then it has run with increasing force in the
          direction of what is called imperialism. --James Bryce.
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